Dalaw

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    Dalaw

    Directed by

    Philippines

    2010

    16 min

    • Filipino

    Drama, Short

    A young woman trying to heal from a failed relationship seeks refuge in her grandmother’s house and discovers her grandmother is grieving the loss of her friend. Local superstition has it that those who have passed on continue to visit their loved ones.

    Credits

    Cast
    Che Ramo
    Production
    JANUS VICTORIA

    Press

    This short film has a lot of promise, with the acting chops of indie darling Che Ramos in fine form.

    Mark Joseph Ubalde, GMA News Online

    Janus Victoria

    Janus Victoria

    Philippines

    I've found that filmmaking is the only way for me to articulate myself.

    Janus Victoria (1982, Manila, Philippines) became interested in film after a trip to a video shop in Manila’s Chinatown area during her last year at university. It was there that she discovered Asian films and became exposed to a film language and sensibility that resonated with her. After many return trips, she was inspired to make her first short film, based on the people she saw in the district. Titled HOPIA EXPRESS, the film received the Best Short Film Award at the 2006 Cinemanila International Film Festival. The film also marked the first of a series of short film tributes to urban Manila. A member of Docnet Southeast Asia, Victoria also works as a director for the longest running television documentary programme in the Philippines. In 2011, she produced the independent feature hybrid documentary film FOREVER LOVED, a recipient of the cinema grant from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. The following year, she wrote and produced the TV documentary FLOATING SCHOOL, which was a finalist in the Welfare Category of the NHK Japan Prize. She has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, Docnet Campus and Talent Campus Tokyo.

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