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A Short Film About the Indio Nacional

Directed by Raya Martin

Philippines / 96 mins / PG

A Short Film About the Indio Nacional

Maicling pelicula nañg ysañg Indio Nacional

Directed by Raya Martin
Philippines / 96 mins / PG

SYNOPSIS

In a wakeful night, a man turns to console his wife: ‘Not all are asleep in the night of the forefathers’. Thus begins the tales of three indio (indigenous people): a bellringer, a revolutionary and an actor, during the revolt against the Spanish. The mostly monochrome form returns to cinema’s early days of actuality, but there is also an imaginative side in cosmic imagery and the score by Khavn de la Cruz.

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More than a mimicry of history, imagination and myth step in where history has failed the indio. The singularity and patience behind Martin’s images of enduring bodies come close to a cinematic sculpture, one bearing the sorrow of delayed liberation and fevers of a nation in limbo.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Raya Martin’s works often span multiple volumes, engaging deeply with the weight of history, consciousness and postcolonial realities. He was the first Filipino filmmaker to be selected for the Cinéfondation residency at Cannes, while retrospectives of his work have been screened at dOCUMENTA (13), Museum of the Moving Image and Centre Pompidou.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2005

Language(s):

Filipino

Producer:

Arleen Cuevas, Raya Martin

Cast:

Bodjie Pascua, Suzette Velasco, Lemuel Galman, Mark Joshua Maclang, Russell Ongkeko, The Barasoain Kalinangan Theater Group

Screenwriter:

Raya Martin

Contact Company:

Arleen Cuevas

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

Oldham Theatre
Sat, 30 Nov 2019 / 4:30 PM

Filmmaker in Attendance

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