11/23/2019 10:00 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
Philippines 2019 93 min Tagalog original version with English subtitles
by Dwein Ruedas Baltazar
Script & Editor: Dwein Ruedas Baltazar, DoP: Neil Daza, Producers: Bianca Balbuena, Iana Bernardez, Kriz G. Gazmen, Production: Black Sheep, Epic Media, Cast: Dido de la Paz, Anthony Falcon, Joonee Gamboa, Pokwang
Sonya is an old maid stuck in a town that long ceased to recognize her existence but only until one fateful morning when a mysterious corpse arrives at the footsteps of their family-owned funeral shop. Bringing forth strange luck and fortune, Sonya instantly gets drawn to the corpse’s mystique, reinvigorating not only her life but also that of her father Mang Rudy. But luck would eventually dry up, provoking further distress back to Sonya’s life. She faces the reality that her existence is nothing more that of the corpse, at the tail end of its mortality staring life wither away.
“A melancholy exploration of loneliness, defeat, and despair, Baltazar’s whimsical drama is a haunting ode to emptiness but one that clings sadly to life and hope even as the night draws in.” (windowsonworlds.com)
More information: www.epicmedia.ph/oda-sa-wala
Dwein Ruedas Baltazar first and foremost is a mother, who has a love hate relationship in writing and still dreams of becoming a theatre actress someday. Currently, she writes and directs for miniseries and movies. Her debut film, MAMAY UMENG (2012), took home the Best Picture Prize from Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea. Her feature, GUSTO KITA WITH ALL MY HYPOTHALAMUS, had its international premiere at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and won two awards at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan.