by Alyx Ayn Arumpac

In the Philippines, "Aswang" refers to witches, vampires and ghosts. Since the election of Duterte, these evil creatures have been haunting poorly-lit streets, crushed by damp heat, and form the filmmaker's starting point. From hereon in, she weaves a powerful web of cinematographic references to tell the tale of the massive execution machine in operation. Step by step, by successive brushstrokes, she paints a picture of characters sucked into the tragedy: a journalist, a forensic pathologist, a missionary and a homeless child will guide her into the underworld. This debut film, awarded at the IDFA, is a little masterpiece.

  • Section: Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language: English
  • Subtitles: English & French

Asia


Director(s)

Alyx Ayn Arumpac

Producers

  • Armi Rae Armi Rae

Distributor

  • Armi Rae Cacanindin

Rights holder

  • LevelK

Duration

85'

Year

2019

Production country

Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Philippines & Qatar

Wednesday 11 March

18h30

Grütli - Salle Simon

With In the presence of the filmmaker Alyx Ayn Arumpac

cancelled

Friday 13 March

21h00

Grütli - Salle Langlois

cancelled


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