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    Director Loy ARCENAS | 2012 | Philippines | 97 mins | Tagalog w/ES | International Premiere Loy ARCENAS’ adroitly layered REQUIEME! riffs off the Gianni VERSACE – Andrew CUNANAN case from, literally, the Other side. Ambitious local politician Swanie holds a wake for a distant relative who has become an instant celebrity after killing a famous American designer; all while her dressmaker transgender son sacrifices her breast transplant…

    SHOWN THROUGH A MOSAIC

    …types loaded with class connotations. And when one of the characters finds out that the other is gay, there is an added identity dynamic that drastically changes their perceptions of one another. In the Filipino black comedy REQUIEME!, transgender woman designer Joanna is placed in a parallel narrative to that of her mother, a local Filipino politician who wants to rake up local pride by honoring a Filipino murderer who has killed an American…

    Asian CineVision Presents the 36th Asian American International Film Festival

    …l repression and adultery in contemporary Indonesia. Dir. Yosep ANGGI NOEN | 2012 | Indonesia | 90 min | Indonesian w/ES | U.S. Premiere | Jul 28 7:00pm Anthology Film Archives. Preceded by As She Sleeps (Dir. Sheron DAYOC). REQUIEME!: Loy ARCENAS’ adroitly layered REQUIEME! riffs off the Gianni VERSACE – Andrew CUNANAN case from, literally, the Other side. Ambitious local politician Swanie holds a wake for a distant relative who has…

    ACV presents AAIFF13 National Festival Tour

    …uelties ensue, and the monsoon rain arrives. An exquisite feature debut by WONG Chen Hsi, INNOCENTS is marked with masterful atmospheric depiction of the worlds shared by the children that makes it a “tone-poem” film.   REQUIEME! | Director Loy ARCENAS | 2012 | Philippines | 97 mins | Tagalog w/ES Loy ARCENAS’ adroitly layered REQUIEME! riffs off the Gianni VERSACE – Andrew CUNANAN case from, literally, the Other side. Ambitious local…

    The 36th Asian American International Film Festival Closed with OUR HOMELAND and Announced Award Recipients

    …tiful at all scales, and the pace is surprising and engaging with a poetic perspective. It shows a great sense of balance in not letting beauty of landscapes and objects dominate the lives circulating about them.” Nominated: REQUIEME! dir. Loy ARCENAS; BEST FRIENDS FOREVER dir. Brea GRANT; TOGETHER dir. Rox Chao-Jen HSU; FORGETTING TO KNOW YOU dir. QUAN Ling; OUR HOMELAND dir. YANG Yonghi The jury consisted of Radium Cheung, cinematographer,…