Double Bill: Class Picture (2012) and Anak Araw (2012)

08th February 2020
Saturday 4:00pm - 5:10pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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*BUNDLE PACKAGE*
3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The short film Class Picture (2012) will precede the screening of Anak Araw (2012).

Class Picture (2012)
Directed by: Tito and Tita
Runtime: 4 minutes
Country: Philippines
Language: No Dialogue
Rating: G

Shot on the short-ends of expired 16mm film, this lyrical and darkly humorous “photography film” centers on two archetypal class pictures: one separating boys from girls, the other with them all together. In the background, waves unceasingly crash against and retreat from the shore, evoking the torment of memories faded yet not quite past. Made by a Filipino collective of self-described “myth-revisionists”, the film recreates the experience of hauntedness, of being a repository for diverse ancestral lineages, their mistakes and weaknesses. Is resignation to the weight of history the only path to peace in the next life?

Anak Araw (2012)

SINGAPORE PREMIERE
Alternative title: Albino
Directed by: Gym Lumbera
Runtime: 63 minutes
Country: Philippines, USA
Language: Filipino, Tagalog with English subtitles
Rating: PG 13 – Some Sexual Content

Set in the 1950s, Anak Araw follows a Filipino albino who searches for his identity in an imaginary past. Believing himself to be of American descent, this “sun child” tries to teach himself English with a Tagalog-English dictionary as his guide. Meanwhile, a shark circles a lake, a mountain breathes fire, Nat King Cole sing a love song in Tagalog, and the dead come back to life. Integrating original celluloid footage with archival material, this mysterious, dreamlike fantasy explore the nature of Filipino identity within a postcolonial context.

 

Awards

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2012

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