"One of underground digital cinema’s best-kept secrets: a prankster punk, an ass-kicking rebel priest." — Olaf Moeller, Film Comment

AMEN, a brown comedy

“Amen” is a brown comedy, the Filipino version of the black comedy. It’s a cultural satire on blind obedience, specifically on the Filipino tradition of “mano”: placing the hand of an elder on one’s forehead as a sign of superficial respect.

“The original Mano Po!” — Alexis Tioseco

29th Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, 2005
34th Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2005
4th La Palma International Digital Film Festival, Spain, 2005
Asia-Pacific Documentary Film Festival, Australia, 2006
10th Thai Short Film & Video Festivalm, Thailand
Jakarta International Film Festival, Indonesia
S-Express, Substation, Singapore, 2006
Asian Film Archive, Singapore
Short Feature Film Award, 12th Cultural Center of the Philippines Awards For Alternative Cinema, 1999
Young Filmmakers Grant, Mowelfund Film Institute, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 1998

Starring Ron Capinding, Maricar Mendoza-Du, Ricky Abad, Rudy Guttierez, Danny Cinco, Gabe Mercado, Lenti Lentejos, Charmaine Cruz, Jay Ignacio, Pacing Dela Cruz, Vince Henson, Buccino De Ocampo, Ervin Ian Marquez, & John Doliente

Directed, Written, Composed, Edited, & Produced by Khavn De La Cruz
Music Arranged by Abet Delos Reyes
Cinematography by Lee Meily

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This entry was posted on June 4, 2012 by in Shorts.


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