• Khavn De La Cruz
  • 2012
  • 75'
  • Philippines, Germany
  • HD (Proj. HD)
  • Tagalog, English (Sous-titre: EN)
  • Couleur
  • Site officiel
  • Âge légal: 16 ans

Somewhere in between a one-armed rapper and a dwarf pimp, Tony D displays a Baby Jesus print on his t-shirt as he welcomes the spectator for a vertiginous dive into the slums of Manille. Khavn is a punk at heart. He films misery in a direct manner, even if that means amplifying its most grotesque and absurd aspects. Drugs, alcohol, sex and crime are daily ingredients for the dispossessed in the dregs of Philippine society. Although the images may cause controversy, the Director's true affection for those dropouts emanates from the film –he portrays them without pity for their sordid reality. In the contrary, though «Mondomanila» is a tough, vivid, colorful and musical production– and perhaps in its contrasts lay its most disturbing elements. Khavn De La Cruz has produced more than thirty-three full-lengths and a hundred short films since the mid-90's and has created the .MOV Digital Film Festival. He is also a poet and a musician.

«[…] the film is a strange creature altogether, more venomous than any of Waters' trash and more useful than any of Jodorowsky's excesses.» Ogg Cruz, «Twitch Film».


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