Khavn De La Cruz , Philippines, -0001Colour, 6'

A man, a bench, a book, a bottle of water, a gun, a young policeman two weeks with the force, a story that ends as mysteriously as it begin. We know how it begins – we see how it ends. What we do not know is why. Why did the man plant a bench in the middle of the road, oblivious to the heat, indifferent to the commotion he's causing? What was in the book? Why does this matter?

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
Cinematographer: Albert Banzon
Editor: Lawrence S. Ang

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".


Filmless Film
Khavn De La Cruz, Philippines

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