30.09. - 09.10.2021

Aswang Philippines, Germany, Qatar, Norway, France, Denmark 2019 | 85 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Alyx Ayn Arumpac

ALYX AYN ARUMPAC is an independent Philippine producer and documentary filmmaker. She studied in Belgium, Hungary and Portugal, as well as at the University of the Philippines. "Aswang" is her full-length film debut as director.

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[⏵] DOCUMENTARY In his war on drugs, the Philippine crypto-dictator Duterte has turned the streets of Manila into a battlefield, setting his death squads on the people that elected him. An aswang is a demonic figure in Philippine mythology, a shape-shifting blood-sucker not unlike a vampire. Hordes of such creatures roam the streets of the capital murdering in the name of the fight against drugs and crime. Aswang follows the stories of people caught in the spiral of violence: journalists who report on the murders, undertakers who don’t know what to do with the bodies and street children who seek refuge in cemeteries.
Original title: Aswang
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Filipino
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Screenplay: Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Cast: Giancarlo Abrahan, Anne Fabini, Ciriaco Santiago III, Orly Fernandez, Vincent Go, Ezra Acayan, J.S., C.P., C.S.
Producer: Armi Rae Cacanindin, Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Director of Photography: Tanya Haurylchyk, Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Music: Teresa Barrozo
Production Design:
Editor: Anne Fabini, Fatima Bianchi
Sound: John Michael Perez, Mikko Quizon
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Level K
Production: Cinematografica
Contact: Laura Elizabeth Ruiz, Level K:


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