Alipato: The Very Brief Life on an Ember

MIÉRCOLES 22 | CINEMEX REFORMA-CASA DE ARTE | 21:30 HRS. | 88 MIN.

DOMINGO 26 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES – SALA 5 | 12:30 HRS. | 88 MIN.

Alipato: The Very Brief Life on an Ember

Germany – Philippines| 2016 | DCP | Color | 88 min | Khavn

Director: Khavn
Script: Khavn
Producer: Khavn, Achinette Villamor
Cinematography: Alberto Banzon
Sound: Fabian Schmidt
Music: Brezel Göring, Francis de Veyra
Edition: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Cast: Marti San Juan, Dido De La Paz , Rey Cardines , Robin Palmes
Production Company: Kamias Overground, Rapid Eye Movies HE GmbH

Synopsis
In 2025, a gang of kids – aged between five and fifteen – terrorise the slums of Manila. They have nicknames like Pork Chop, Bull Dog, Snowman, McAbnormal and J. Blo. When this notorious thieving and murdering Kotka gang decides to rob a bank, things go wrong and the leader ends up in jail. When he is released in 2053, the big question is where the booty is. After which this unconventional crime film turns into an equally unconventional whodunnit: Who is the serial killer systematically killing all the gang members?

Khavn
KHAVN (1973, Philippines), originally named Khavn de la Cruz, is a very outspoken, experimental filmmaker. He has directed over 100 films, making him one of the most productive filmmakers in the Philippines, and far beyond. He also heads up Kamias Overground, an independent publishing company, and works as a composer, songwriter, pianist and writer. Since 2002, he has been director of the .MOV International Film, Music & Literature Festival. As a jury member, he has been present at multiple festivals, including Berlinale and the Leipzig Film Festival.

Festivals
International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR
Sitges Film Festival
Taiwan International Documentary Festival