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13th
International Competiton
Ex Press
Director_ Jet B. Leyco
Philippines 2011 90min DV color/b&w feature
Review

On the day when cinema was first presented to the public, Lumiere Brothers invited the audience to experience wonder brought by overwhelming images in their short but dynamic film with the scene of an approaching train. Since then, cinema has been often compared to locomotives, in that they both have changed people’s daily sensations, provide a change to experience switched time and space through a feast of images, and allow us to see the world through a window or screen. As the first motion picture did, Ex Press revives people’s memories and dreams through trains, adding the past to the present, and documentary to fiction. The director holds a camera to shoot railroad workers and record their statements. Going between the inside and outside of a train, and between black-and-white and colol images, the film portrays the disturbing times when terrorists prevailed and the tragic history of the massacre of illegal residents by railway police. With long-take scenes, Ex Press provides a mixture of various images?passing landscape through the window, train wheels running on the railway, and the world seen from the point of view of a camera attached on the running train?with slow-motion or still images accompanied with actors’ real acting and testimonies made by real people. Like this, the director creates a film in an experimental manner. The way new trains replace old ones and the point when characters constantly recall their past in a train heading for somewhere can be read as a metaphor for this modernized society. Departing from an impromptu moviemaking to create a film structured based on the intuition of camera, this film is a bold experimentation that ties trains and cinema together.

CREDIT
  • DirectorJet B. Leyco
  • ScreenplayJet B. Leyco
  • CinematographyJet B. Leyco
  • EditorJet B. Leyco
  • ProducerJet B. Leyco
  • SoundJet B. Leyco
  • MusicJet B. Leyco
CastNestor Depositar, Don Fulgado, Dan Jarden De Guzman, Herald Gregory Chavez
DIRECTOR
Jet B. Leyco
Jet Leyco is a Filipino independent filmmaker, editor and cinematographer based in Manila. He has worked as an intern and art director with acclaimed directors (whom he also admires) like Lav Diaz and Khavn De La Cruz. His early works were mostly experimental films that garnered Special Jury at the Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Video at Pelikula, FDCP 180 Microcinema and Muziklaban Video Challenge. He is currently working for ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs as a director and cinematographer.
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