Rugby Boyz

Rugby Boyz

Khavn De La Cruz , Philippines, 2006DVD, Colour, 7'

To play rugby league, you need three things: a good pass, a good tackle and a good excuse. The Rugby Boyz have all three by the truckloads, and then some—they do not just play rugby the sport, they sniff Rugby the solvent. Betwixt and between, they tell vampire jokes, rap about river deaths, and jack-knife into the murky water. From karaoke bars to swimming holes, these boys show us how to pass, tackle, dive, laugh, and endure. Beautifully.

06 August, Kino Lumbardhi, 14:00

8 Shorts - This Is Not A Film By Khavn

Director: Khavn De La Cruz
Producer: Khavn De La Cruz, Chits Jimenez
Cinematographer: Albert Banzon
Editor: Caloy Carlos

Director's Biography

Be aware: while you're sitting in the cinema and watching the KHAVN Programme, his next film will be edited, a new poem will be written, a new song composed and another piano played. Diving into his poetry ("Ultraviolins"), his work as a musician and composer is all just logical and straight-lined: Telling and showing his stories on a certain level, where he does not need pictures anymore. In his complete work, Khavn is still fully aware of the history of his country and introduces us to his world, giving us a wild mixture, for years now, of horror, poetry, Philippine history, love, punk, emptiness and voluminous nostalgia. Khavn's very own argument seems assignable to the generation of the now 37 years old director: "Film is dead, please omit flowers". And even if there is still film it is all about rhythm, so "Let there be music".


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Khavn De La Cruz, Philippines

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