MAICLING PELICULA NAÑG YSAÑG INDIO NACIONAL (O ANG MAHABANG KALUNGKUTAN NG KATAGALUGAN)

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MAICLING PELICULA NAÑG YSAÑG INDIO NACIONAL (O ANG MAHABANG KALUNGKUTAN NG KATAGALUGAN)

SHORT FILM ABOUT THE INDIO NATIONAL (OR THE PROLOGED SORROW OF FILIPINOS), A

Raya Martin
Philippinen, 2006
Fiction, 96min, OmeU

MAICLING PELICULA NAÑG YSAÑG INDIO NACIONAL (O ANG MAHABANG KALUNGKUTAN NG KATAGALUGAN)

Raya Martin
Philippinen, 2006
Fiction, 96min, OmeU

Cast: 
Bodjie Pascua
Suzette Velasco
Lemuel Galman
Mark Joshua Maclang
Russell Ongkeko
The Barasoain Kalinangan Theater Group
Screenplay: 
Raya Martin
Sound: 
Tad Ermitaño
Joe Hernandez
Camera: 
Maisa Demetillo
Editor: 
Louie Quirino
Anne Esteban
Composer: 
Khavn
Decoration: 
Joy Domingo

Production: 
Raya Martin 37 Toribio St., BF Homes Parañaque 1720, Philippinen T 8073783 rayamartin@gmail.com
World Sales: 
Raya Martin 37 Toribio St., BF Homes Parañaque 1720, Philippinen T 8073783 rayamartin@gmail.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

This is not the first - and hopefully will not be the last - modern film shot in black & white, but the film is however unusual in its authentic feel for black & white. A Short Film About the Indio National makes it clear that black & white can provide a subtle and versatile view. Raya Martin bases his work - without plagiarism - on the earliest forms of film making. In fact, he reinvents silent film. The film is set in the 1890ies - the era when film was born. In the Philippines, a bloody rebellion was being fought against the Spanish colonial rulers. The film tells three different stories about Indios, ordinary local men in the colonial period. A young kid, an adolescent and an adult are followed separately, as their lives are changed drastically by war. The threat and horror of war gradually become increasingly unavoidable. The separate parts are linked by a frame story. One sleepless night, a woman allows her husband to talk about his traumatic childhood memories. In just a short while, Raya Martin has developed into one of the most renowned young film makers in the Philippines. (Gertjan Zuillhof)