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


“The Family That Eats Soil” seeks to paint a dystopian portrait, a phantasmagoric reversal of Filipino values. It is an allegory for a people still walking and breathing under an unending nightmare.

A crisp, 75-minute hyper-condensed punk-trash take on Philippine family politics. At times it plays like a de-Pasolinized version of Takashi Miike’s Visitor Q, at others like an absurdist experimental bomba flick. Yet it always feels as if cinema is about to end and only no-holds-barred videomaking can save the world. (Film Comment)

Displays clear traces of furious improvisations and a nonchalant provocative manner. (Rotterdam International Film Festival)

A very violent & provocative film. Downright bizarre. Involves cockfighting, prostitution, midgets, skull-crushing and plots to kill babies. (Montreal Festival Of New Cinema)

Original Title: Ang Pamilyang Kumakain Ng Lupa

Director Khavn De La Cruz
Producer Kamias Road
Scenario Khavn De La Cruz
Cast Carlo Catap
Hamid Eton
Elisabeth Marin
Gil Mendoza
Hazel Magno
Edward Vitto
Photography Albert Banzon
Editor Sunshine Matutina
Production design Omar Gerez, Oblax Balignasay, Christian Guzman, Enteng Viray
Sound design Bobby Macabenta, Lionel Valdellon
Music Lionel Valdellon, Khavn De La Cruz
Length 75′

Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine, Chile
29th Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, 2005
34th Montreal International Festival of New Cinema, 2005
41st Pesaro International Film Festival, 2005
4th La Palma International Digital Film Festival, 2005
28th Goteborg International Film Festival, 2005
34th Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2005
Hubert Bals Fund, Spring Selection Round, 2004
Austin Asian Film Festival, Texas, USA, 2007

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


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