Day. A young man grapples with his drug addiction and his mother’s disappointment. Night. After a shooting incident, a bodyguard for a mayor’s son realizes his true worth to his boss. Soon, he is abandoned and must fend for himself as the city of Manila plunges into darkness.
A playful yet haunting tribute to two iconic Philippine films, Manila by Night and Jaguar, this fiercely inventive diptych takes a modern look at Manila life. Co-directed by Adolf Alix & Raya Martin, atmospherically shot on 16mm B&W film by Albert Banzon—oh, and watch out for a Lav Diaz cameo!
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States