Trailerama: Independencia

In 24-year-old director Raya Martin’s new film, a Filipino family bristle beneath the colonial yoke, so they make their way from city to country. Trouble comes mostly in the form of American oppression. It’s hard to shake. The tale is rendered in the style of a silent melodrama, with patently artificial sets, make-up and theatrical acting challenging official modes of representation. Due to screen at the Cannes Film Festival.


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