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Program

PÖFF
Rebels with a Cause Competition

Genres

Drama, Road-movie, Social Issues
European Premiere

Mañanita

Mañanita
Mañanita
Director: Paul Soriano
Country: Philippines
Year: 2019
Film duration: 02:23
Screenwriter: Lav Diaz
Music: Len Calvo, Mikko Quizon, Emerzon Texon
Cast: Bela  Padilla,  Ronnie Lazaro
Production: Ten17P
Scholarship of 1200 euros

Synopsis

After being dishonourably discharged from service, a female military sniper spends her days getting drunk in a local bar, unsure of her next step or how to make ends meet. One day she receives a phone call recruiting her onto a mission that will take her into the depths of her scarred memories.

Based on true events in the Davao del Norte region’s contemporary drug wars, and with a screenplay by legendary Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz (“Season of the Devil”), “Mañanita” is a subdued character portrait, wrestling with imperatives of duty and violence through the eyes of its female protagonist.

Ursula Grisham

Director

Paul Soriano is an award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter. He began his career directing concerts, music videos, and TV commercials for top brands in the Philippines. His passion for storytelling and love for cinema drove him to build his own film production company called TEN17P.  One of his projects, “Kid Kulafu,” the Manny Pacquiao biopic was screened at Raindance and Tokyo, among others.  He also produced Lav Diaz’s “A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery” (2016) which won the Alfred Bauer Silver Bear Award in the Berlin Film Festival.  “Mañanita” is his latest directorial project in collaboration with Lav Diaz as writer.
Director's filmography: A Journey Home (2009), Thelma (2011), Kid Kulafu (2015), Dukot (2016), Siargao (2017), First Love (2018), Mañanita (2019)
  • Paul Soriano

    Mon, November 25, 2019


    18:00


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 4, Tallinn

    Screening code: 110201
    Subtitles: English
    Q&A guests: Alemberg Ang, Paul Soriano, Bela Padilla
    Screening duration: 02:43

    Wed, November 27, 2019


    21:00


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 9, Tallinn

    Screening code: 130601
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:23

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