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7th edition: 11 April - 15 April 2018

Respeto (2018 Feature Film)

Alberto (Treb) MONTERAS II | Philippines | 2017 | color | DCP | 96' | Filipino | e.s.

MUSIC CALLS_Here's a film reminding us that true hiphop is political. In this era of extrajudicial killings under the reign of the current Phillipines president, Duterte, young Hendrix sets his sights on underground rap battles in the slums of Pandacan, Manila. But his true enemies don't have ears for his words.

Here's a film reminding us that true hip-hop is political. In this era of extrajudicial killings under the reign of the current president, Duterte, young Hendrix sets his sights on underground rap battles in the slums of Pandacan, Manila. But his true enemies don’t have ears for his words. 

The beats and rhymes in the Tagalog language are electric. A dynamic camera floats through sun-drenched streets and darkened alleys in the long, waking hours of the Filipino youth, represented by a cast of local rappers including the number one YouTube star, Abra, who plays our scruffy-haired protagonist. But it's when the camera grinds to a halt that the film really shines. In the face of state-inflicted terror, Hendrix’s meeting with bookstore-owner Doc, once a radical poet, creates a striking parallel between the days of dictator Marcos and the present.

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 11 April 2018

Time: 20:15

Duration: 1:15

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 19:15

Duration: 1:15

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 19:30

Duration: 1:15

Year in Festival
2018
Director
Alberto (Treb) MONTERAS II
Camera
Ike Avellana
Cast
Abra
Dido De La Paz
Loonie
Chai Fonacier
Ybes Bagadiong
Nor Domingo
Kate Alejandrino
Editor
Lawrence S. Ang
Country
Philippines
Length
96'
Music
Jay Durias
Producer
Monster Jimenez
Production Company
Arkeofilms
Production Design
Popo Diaz
Sales
Arkeofilms
Scenario
Alberto Monteras II Njel de Mesa
Sound Design
Corinne De San Jose
Language
Filipino
Year of Production
2017
Alberto (Treb) MONTERAS II

At age six, Alberto (Treb) MONTERAS II (Philippines), was already into stop-motion animation. Initially, he worked in advertising after receiving a BFA in Advertising from the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design. Since 2004, Monteras II has directed TV shows, commercials, live concerts and over 300 music video’s. He pursued his passion for filmmaking, and studied at the Mowelfund Film Institute and at the International Institute for Film and the Arts. In 2016, he attended the American Society of Cinematographers' Masterclass in Los Angeles, California. His first feature film Respeto, received seven awards in the Cinemalaya Film Festival 2017 including Best Picture.

Filmography

(selection) Respeto/Respect (2017)