Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin’s works have been released in a two-DVD box set edition in France. The dual-disc set features “Independencia” and “A Short Film About the Indio Nacional” on the first DVD, and “Now Showing,” on the second DVD. Released by Shellac Films, the set includes a book of essays.
Raya Martin returns to his alma mater UP Diliman, with “How to Disappear Completely.” The film debuted at Locarno (Switzerland) and was shown in Hamburg (Germany) San Diego (California) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
After Toronto, Filipino Raya Martin and Canadian Mark Peranson’s “La última película” will be screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival, set Sept. 26 to Oct. 11.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Once a year, this sleepy resort town south of France transforms into a “mecca for cineastes,” in the words of internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz.
Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin will work with Oscar-nominated Filipino-American director of photography Matthew Libatique on the new film, “The Empire.”