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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

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Fortnight 2008, Feature film, 4h40

Synopsis

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.

Director

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

Screenplay
Raya Martin

Image
Albert Banzon

Sound
Ditoy Aguila

Editing
Lawrence S. Ang

Music
spazzkid

Set decoration
Digo Ricio

Production : Cinematografica Independiente en Filipinas 353 V. G. Cruz St., Sampaloc 1008 Manille Philippines Tél : +63 2 749 7425 arleencuevas@gmail.com 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 shellac@altern.org www.shellac-altern.org Presse / Publicist : Chloé Lorenzi Makna Presse 177, rue du Temple 75003 Paris France Mob: +33 (0)6 08 16 60 26 info@makna-press.com