[AV2021] Telenovela ni Juan at Luviminda

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An allegorical disagreement between a boyfriend named Juan (the Filipino people) and his girlfriend (the Philippines) about when to give birth to their child named “Democracy.”

About the Filmmaker:

Emerson Reyes’ often satirical work includes animation, experimental films, and documentaries as well as shorts and feature films. Reyes places ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, often involving constricted spaces, and addresses social issues with subtle humour.

Reyes has made a number of films, some of which have won international awards. He was selected for Berlinale Talents 2019. His short film “Children of the Lake” won the Jury Prize award and Short Film Production grant at Sharjah Film Platform.

His second full-length film, Dormitoryo (2017), which was shot entirely inside an apartment, won awards in the Qcinema International Film Festival, Quezon City, the Philippines. He produced the experimental documentary Piding (2016) for Cinema One Originals, Manila, and his commissioned short Farewell to the Skin and the Dead Skin It Lived with, curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and programmed by Khavn De La Cruz, was part of Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013). His first feature film, MNL 143 (2012), which was shot mostly inside a minivan, premiered at the 66th Edinburgh Film Festival, and his short film Endless Room (2011) won Best Short Film, Screenplay and Audience Choice in Cinemalaya, Manila. Evolution of Sin (2008) received Best Experimental Film in the Gawad CCP Award for the Arts, Manila, and the silver prize in TBS DigiCon6 in Japan.

Reyes studied multimedia arts at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Manila (2003–2007). He was born in 1985 in Batangas, the Philippines, where he continues to live and work.

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