30.09. - 09.10.2021

Manila Skies Philippines, USA 2009 | 98 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Raymond Red

Raymond Red (*1965)is one of the pioneers of the philippineindependent cinema. For his short filmAnino he won the Golden Palm Award at theCannes International Filmfestival.

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Inspired by a true event, Himpapawid (Manila Skies) tackles the astounding story of a lone deranged hijacker who is pushed to the edge as he struggles with the oppression of surviving in modern Philippine society. The film dwells on the common story of a desperate simple man from the countryside searching for a decent means of living in the big city, Manila. He keeps stumbling as he moves from one “station of the cross” to another. In dire straits, he later joins an amateur gang plotting a heist to get even with a corrupt employer. This ultimately goes wayward and ends in devastation.
Original title: Himpapawid
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Philipino, Tagalog
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Raymond Red
Screenplay: Raymond Red
Cast: Raul Arellano, John Arcilla, Soliman Cruz, Sue Prado
Producer: Raymond Red, David Hukom
Director of Photography: Raymond Red
Music: Diwa De Leon
Production Design: Danny Red
Editor: Jay Halili, David Hukom, Raymond Red
Sound: 0
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