8th edition: 10 April – 14 April 2019

Respeto (2018 Feature Film)

MUSIC CALLS_Here’s a film reminding us that true hiphop is political. In this era of extrajudicial killings under the reign of the current Phillipines president, Duterte, young Hendrix sets his sights on underground rap battles in the slums of Pandacan, Manila. But his true enemies don’t have ears for his words.

Here’s a film reminding us that true hip-hop is political. In this era of extrajudicial killings under the reign of the current president, Duterte, young Hendrix sets his sights on underground rap battles in the slums of Pandacan, Manila. But his true enemies don’t have ears for his words. 

The beats and rhymes in the Tagalog language are electric. A dynamic camera floats through sun-drenched streets and darkened alleys in the long, waking hours of the Filipino youth, represented by a cast of local rappers including the number one YouTube star, Abra, who plays our scruffy-haired protagonist. But it’s when the camera grinds to a halt that the film really shines. In the face of state-inflicted terror, Hendrix’s meeting with bookstore-owner Doc, once a radical poet, creates a striking parallel between the days of dictator Marcos and the present.

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 11 April 2018

Time: 20:15

Duration: 1:15

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 19:15

Duration: 1:15

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 19:30

Duration: 1:15

Year in Festival 2019
Director Raymi Sambo
Camera Robert M. Berger
Cast Perla Thissen
  Jaike Belfor
  Erwin Boschmans
  Jonata Taal
Country The Netherlands
Editor Jelle Helwig
Language Dutch
Length 90′
Music Tim Janssens
Producer Barend van Balen
  Dave Damon
Production Company Stichting Raymi Sambo Maakt & WonderPix
Production Design Allard Derksen
Scenario Esther Duysker
  Raymi Sambo
Sound Design Olivier Rekers
Year of Production 2018