Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
Early 20th century Philippines. The sounds of war signal the arrival of the Americans. An aging mother and her son flee to the mountains, hoping for a quiet life. One day, the son discovers a wounded woman in the middle of the forest, and decides to bring her home. Years pass. The man, the rescued woman and their child live in total isolation from the growing chaos all over the country. But a coming storm soon threatens their existence, and American troops draw nearer …

Director’s note (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
The American occupation in the Philippines revolves around disappearances. Unaccounted deaths occurred in the many villages where invading troops had settled in. The mysterious disappearances of Filipinos have affected many lives. This is the real disappearance of the times: a void of emotions and affection for the missing and people’s suspended feelings for their loved ones.

Cannes International Film Festival 2009, Un Certain Regard

Festivals und Preise (Auswahl)
Toronto International Film Festival 2009
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2009
Pusan International Film Festival 2009
Golden Kinnaree, Bangkok International Film Festival 2009
Grand Jury Prize, Cinemanila International Film Festival 2009

Philippinen 2009
Regie: Raya Martin
Produktion: Cinematografica (Philippinen), Atopic (Frankreich), Razor Film (Deutschland)
Deutscher WCF-Partner: Razor Film
Weltvertrieb: Memento (Frankreich)

Gefördert in der WCF-Jurysitzung Oktober 2008
Fördersumme: 50.000 €