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12th
International Competiton
The Dream of Eleuteria
Director_ Remton Siega Zuasola
Philippines 2010 90min HD color feature
Review

This film consists of only one shot, and that is the most salient characteristic of this film. One long-take scene of 1.5 hour is, consequently, restricted in many ways; limited spaces and the same length of running time and plot time. The description is also constrained. It seems almost impossible to build up a story tightly in these constraints, and makes the effort of debuting director even more valiant because this kind of film often results in mixed reviews, compared to more stylistic experiments. However, The Dream of Eleuteria is a not a film that requires the patience of the audience. The film shows a young woman named Teria who lives in a poor Philippine fishing village. She is about to board a ship to marry an old German man she has never met, to settle her family’s debts. The story takes place on the road from home to the port, and the characters are Teria’s parents who demand Teria to sacrifice herself for the family, a younger sister whose future depends on Teria, an ex-boyfriend who tries to hold her back, an extravagant cousin who married a foreigner, a talkative marriage broker, and excited village people participating in the village’s festival. The film maintains its tension, centered on Teria who remains undecided until the end of whether to board the boat or stay behind with the man she loves. Although the story in the film is short, it deals with many social issues of contemporary Philippines. The disappointment, anger, sadness, and joy present in the story and the experimental single shot provide an interesting film experience. (Jeong Minah)

CREDIT
  • DirectorRemton Siega Zuasola
  • ScreenplayRemton Siega Zuasola
  • ProducerRonald Arguelles, Beverly Tanedo, JiJi Borlasa
  • CinematographyChristian Linaban
  • SoundVanya Fantonial
  • Art DirectorKaloy Uypuanco
  • EditorPhilip Muana
CastDonna Isadora Gimeno, Gregg Tecson, Lucia Juezan
DIRECTOR
Remton Siega Zuasola
Born in 1984 in Cebu City Philippines. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Advertising Arts from the University of San Carlos and also studied Method Acting and Directing for Film and TV at the IAFT. He started his career in 2005 as a TV director doing travelouges, he later shifted focus on independent cinema specifically the Cebuano cinema which enjoyed a glorious past but died decades ago. Remton together with other Cebuano filmmakers are in the forefront of the movement to revive this lost art of the Cebuano Culture. His independent films have received various awards and have been showcased in film festivals internationaly. The Dream of Eleuteria Remton’s Debut Feature Film was awarded as the Best Southeast Asian Film by the Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010.
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