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10th
International Competition
IMBURNAL
Director_ Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Philippines 2008 212min HDV color feature Fiction
Review

In a Davao slum, Rabat and Allen mostly play and spend their time near a polluted ditch all day. Although the film follows the daily lives of these two boys, it is not just another growing up film. With the opening scene of them laying in a ditch and talking dirty about girls on the shore, a long slow take starts the film. At this moment, we come to realize the film seeks nonlinear narrative. Calm images set the main atmosphere of this film. Employing the liquidity of digital camerawork, it examines the possibilities of image and sound in editing through dialogues, noises and ambient sound. Although it introduces these two mature children, the main character of the film is Punta Dumalog’s polluted ditch. The youth of the town share their hearts with the contaminated water together. The dirty ditch is a strange place saturated with political implications and sexuality. The place is a playground for children avoiding hot weather and for playing with insects, but to the youth it is a place of externalized sexual desire. Those youths floating on the dirty water seek themselves in a corruptive way. They are destined to stay here. The inescapable cycle of their life is covered by a gloomy atmosphere. Floating in their earthly desires, severe pain spreads through their blood.

CREDIT
  • DirectorSherad Anthony Sanchez
  • EditorSherad Anthony Sanchez
  • ProducerRonald Arguelles, Sherad Anthony Sanchez
  • CinematographySherad Anthony Sanchez, Jose Bagane Fiola, Joel, Geolamen, Mark Limbaga and John Torres
  • SoundJohn Barredo
  • MusicEric Gancio
CastJelieta Ruca, Lawrence Garrido, Brian Monterola
DIRECTOR
Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Born in 1984, Davao, Philippines. He studied at Ateneo de Manila University. His film The Waven Stories of the Other which won One Future Prize at Munich Film Festival is about his hometown Davao and trival society. He worked as an art director for John Torres' Years When I was a Child Outside which was screened in JIFF 2008.
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