Program

PÖFF
Signatures

Genres

Animation, Drama, War, Social Issues
European Premiere

Mindanao

Mindanao
Mindanao
Director: Brillante Mendoza
Country: Philippines
Year: 2019
Film duration: 02:03
Language: Tagalog
Producer: Brillante Mendoza, Carlo Valenzona
Screenwriter: Honee Alipio
DoP: Odyssey Flores
Editor: Diego Marx Dobles
Music: Teresa Barrozo
Cast: Judy Ann Santos, Allen Dizon
Production: Center Stage Productions

Synopsis

Award-winning director Brillante Mendoza brings us a moving film that effortlessly combines drama, action and animation.

Mindanao is a big and mountainous island in Southern Philippines and its people and their destinies are the focus of this film. Saima takes care of her sick child while her husband Malang is away in a conflict zone working as a medic. In between all this we see an animation about two brave brothers fighting a dragon – this is the bedtime story Saima and Malang tell their child.

Yes, this is an emotional film and can be difficult to watch at times, but it’s uplifting too and Mindanao is a destination worth taking.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director

Director's filmography: Valik/Selected: Masahista (Masöör, PÖFF 2005), Kaleldo (Summer Heat, 2005), Foster Child (Kasulaps, PÖFF 2007), Kinatay (2009), Captive (Vangis, PÖFF 2012), Thy Womb (2012), Taklub (Trap, 2015), Ma' Rosa (2016), Alpha: The Right to Kill (2018), Mindanao (2019)
  • Brillante Mendoza

    Fri, November 15, 2019


    18:00


    Kino Artis, Saal 2, Tallinn

    Screening code: 011601
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:03

    Tue, November 19, 2019


    20:00


    Kino Artis, Saal 1, Tallinn

    Screening code: 051501
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:03

    Thu, November 21, 2019


    21:00


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 7, Tallinn

    Screening code: 070404
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:03

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