30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ode to Nothing Philippines 2019 | 92 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Dwein Baltazar

DWEIN BALTAZAR began her career as a costumer designer before becoming a director and screenplay writer for cinema and TV films. Ode to Nothing is her third film as director.

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Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her undertaking business is on the brink of bankruptcy, the few customers she has keep trying to push her prices down and at home she and her father circle each other in silence. One night, the mortal remains of an old lady are left under mysterious circumstances at her door. No-one seems interested in the dead woman – apart from Sonya, who sees in the unwanted corpse a kindred spirit. Beautifully shot, the film moves elegantly to and fro between black comedy and a portrait of loneliness.
Original title: Oda sa wala
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Tagalog
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Dwein Baltazar
Screenplay: Dwein Baltazar
Cast: Marietta Subong, Joonee Gamboa
Producer: Carlo Katigbak, Olivia M. Lamasan, Bianca Balbuena, Iana Celest Bernardez, Kriz Gazmen, Marizel Samson-Martinez, Eduardo Lejano Jr., Manet Dayrit
Director of Photography: Neil Daza
Music: Richard Gonzales
Production Design: Marxie Maolen Fadul
Editor: Dwein Baltazar
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Epicmedia Productions, Inc.
Production: Black Sheep; Epicmedia Productions Inc; Quezon City Film Development Commission
Contact: Bianca Balbuena, Epicmedia Productions, Inc.:


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