PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

World premiere

Big Night

Local title
Viimane võimalus
Title in Russian
Большая ночь
Director
Jun Robles Lana
Country
Philippines
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Official Selection
Genre
crime drama
Subject
Society, humor, LGBT, politics

Multiple award-winning director Jun Robles Lana (winner of the Best Director award at the 2019 edition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival) is back with a bold, pitch-dark and high-pitched comedy that critiques the violence-ridden “war on drugs” under Duterte’s regime in the Philippines.

The film follows one long night in the life of Dharna (exceptionally performed by Christian Bables) who is a law-abiding and peace-loving gay beautician minding his own business while running a small salon in the slums of Manila. When he finds out that his name has been placed in the neighborhood “watchlist” of drug users, his life takes a sudden turn for the worst. Everybody knows that the watchlist is a hitlist and he must do his best to get his name off. What is at once a harrowing journey is also deftly dealt by Lana’s steady-handed direction to present a comedy of farces that is fiercely critical of a society in which values are distorted—while, also, delivering emotional punches to the gut.

Aiko Masubuchi

Director
Jun Robles Lana
Screenwriter
Jun Robles Lana
Cast
Christian Bables, Eugene Domingo, John Arcilla, Gina Pareno, Gina Alajar
Producer
Guido R. Zaballero, Sienna G. Olaso, Vitto P. Lazatin, Isabel A. Santillan, Ferdinand Lapuz
DoP
Carlo Canlas Mendoza
Editor
Benjamin Tolentino
Music
Teresa Barrozo
Production
Cignal Entertainment, The Ideafirst Company, Octobertrain Films & Quantum Films
World sales
Ferdinand Lapuz
Runtime
Language
Tagalog
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Jun Robles Lana

Jun Robles Lana (snd 1972) on lõpetanud Santo Tomase ülikooli kommunikatsiooniteaduste eriala. Ta on noorim filipiinlane, kes on esitatud Palanca Kirjanduse Auhinna (Filipiinide vaste Pulitzeri auhinnale) Kuulsuste Halli. Tema esimene sõltumatu film „Bwakaw“ pälvis suurt tunnustust nii kodumaal kui ka rahvusvahelisel areenil, linastudes kümnetel filmifestivalidel üle kogu maailma, sh Torontos, New Yorgis, Tokyos jne. Filipiinid esitasid filmi ka parima võõrkeelse filmi Oscarile 2012. a. „Kalel (15)“, režissööri 18. täispikk mängufilm, esilinastus PÖFFi ametlikus võistlusprogrammis 2019 ja pälvis parima režissööri preemia.

Valik: Gigil (2006), My Neighbor's Wife (2011), Bwakaw (2012), Mga kuwentong barbero (Barber's Tales, 2013), Haunted Mansion (2015), Die Beautiful (2016), Ang dalawang Mrs. Reyes (2018), Ang babaeng allergic sa wifi (The Girl Allergic to WiFi, 2018), The Panti Sisters (2019), Unforgettable (2019), Kalel, 15 (PÖFF 2019), Big Night (2021)

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening140102 / Viimane võimalus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsJosabeth Alonso - Producer
Q&A duration
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Hall Athena Center
Screening152103 / Viimane võimalus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening170504 / Viimane võimalus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Trailer