Dir: Khavn de la Cruz, Phillipines 2012, 75 mins + 15 mins
This delirious slum voyage has emerged from a wave of fresh, street-level filmmaking coming out of the Philippines at the moment, and it’s not hard to see why it has been grabbing attention internationally. Packed into its 75 minutes you’ll find hip hop musical numbers, animated titles, an advert for sewer water, an unfortunate interlude with a goose, Youtube disaster footage and a carnival of misfits and freaks from the seamier side of Manila. Shot through with the same kind of liberated filth you find in early John Waters or Almodovar, with an undercurrent of righteous anger, MondoManila promises great things from its prolific, multi-tasking creator.
Presented in association with Electric Sheep.