In Focus: John Torres

Taon noong ako’y anak sa labas

Years When I Was a Child Outside
John Torres
Philippinen 2008
105 min

YEARS WHEN I WAS A CHILD OUTSIDE is, at once, a meditation. It is a meta-film that unravels into the journey of the son of a bestselling self-help author who had pioneered the sale of instructional books and tapes to help raise brighter children in the Philippines during the early 80’s. Upon learning of a deeply personal tragedy, the narrator decides to run away. The film is not only a chronicle of stories through foreign regions, but also a probing letter from outside circles, an honest account of illegitimate views from uneven terrain, and a narrative-driven exploration of the nooks and peripheries of the body, geography, and weather. As the journey progresses, the film increasingly traverses the countries of revelation, film, and heart – to where all journeys are meant to end with. “With his films, John Torres is actually whispering and breathing in your ear. It’s a cinema so personal, it’s like a confession. Cinema as therapy has never been achieved until now!” (Philip Cheah)

  • Donna Miranda
  • Ian Lomongo
  • Chico Pace
  • Mario Lim
  • John Torres
  • John Torres
  • Arvie Bartolome
  • Tad Ermitano
  • John Torres
  • Ruelo Lozendo
  • Khavn
  • Makiling Ensemble
  • Mario Lim
  • Sherad Anthony Sanchez
  • John Torres
  • John Torres
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