9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Respeto (2018 Feature Film)

Alberto (Treb) MONTERAS II | Philippines | 2017 | color | DCP | 96′ | Filipino | e.s.

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

2018

Director

Alberto (Treb) MONTERAS II

Camera

Ike Avellana

Cast

Abra
Dido De La Paz
Loonie
Chai Fonacier
Ybes Bagadiong
Nor Domingo
Kate Alejandrino

Country

Philippines

Editor

Lawrence S. Ang

Language

Filipino

Length

96′

Music

Jay Durias

Producer

Monster Jimenez

Production Company

Arkeofilms

Production Design

Popo Diaz

Sales

Arkeofilms

Scenario

Alberto Monteras II Njel de Mesa

Sound Design

Corinne De San Jose

Year of Production

2017

Op zesjarige leeftijd had Alberto (Treb) MONTERAS II (Filipijnen) al interesse in stopmotion-animatie. Aanvankelijk werkte hij in de reclamewereld nadat hij afstudeerde in advertising aan de University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design. Sinds 2004 heeft Monteras II tv-series, reclames, liveconcerten en meer dan 300 muziekvideo’s geregisseerd. Gedreven door zijn passie volgde hij de filmopleiding aan het Mowelfund Film institute en aan het International Institute for Film and the Arts. In 2016 ging hij naar de masterclass van de American Society of Cinematographers in Los Angeles. Zijn speelfilmdebuut Respeto ontving zeven prijzen op het Cinemalaya Film Festival 2017. 

 

Filmography

(selection) Respeto/Respect (2017)