Philippines 2016 16 min original version with German and English subtitles
by Carlo Francisco Manatad
Script: Carlo Francisco Manatad, DoP: Chesca Espiritu, Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad, Production: Plan C, Producer: Victoria Mostoles, Cast: Eddie Ngo, Helen Anang, J.D. Chavez
Set during the launch of the first space shuttle of the Philippines, an old couple in the suburbs attempts to go about their life.
Carlo Francisco Manatad is a film director and editor based in Manila. He has built a following on the independent short film circuit for his original vision, producing inventive, genre-defying films revealing the light and dark sides of life in his native Philippines. His short films have screened at international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno, Uppsala, Winterthur and Busan. In 2017, JODILERKS DELA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, premiered in the 56th Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes International Film Festival, and FATIMA MARIE TORRES AND THE INVASION OF SPACE SHUTTLE PINAS 25 won the Best Comedy Award at Aspen Shortsfest, an Academy Award qualifying festival.