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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

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Fortnight 2008, Feature film, 4h40


Rita is named after a famous American movie star whom her late, former actress grandmother once adored. She lives in one of Manila’s oldest districts with her busy mother and entrepreneurial aunt. Years later, she is still the same girl enamoured with television, now also tending to her aunt’s stall selling pirated DVD movies. Elsewhere, there survives footages of a movie done before the war.


Raya Martin

Born in 1984 in Manila, Philippines. Graduated from the University of the Philippines Film Institute in 2005 and worked as writer and researcher in local television, newspaper, radio and online magazines. He was a resident of the Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival in 2005.

Adriana Agcaoili
Daisy Carino
Meila Romero
Ness Roque
Via Antonio

Raya Martin

Albert Banzon

Ditoy Aguila

Lawrence S. Ang


Set decoration
Digo Ricio

Production : Cinematografica Independiente en Filipinas 353 V. G. Cruz St., Sampaloc 1008 Manille Philippines Tél : +63 2 749 7425 Atopic / Third Home (France) FID Marseille (France) Distribution : Shellac 40, rue de Paradis 75010 Paris France Tél : +33 (0)1 42 55 07 84 Fax : +33 (0)1 55 79 01 00 Presse / Publicist : Chloé Lorenzi Makna Presse 177, rue du Temple 75003 Paris France Mob: +33 (0)6 08 16 60 26