In another lifetime, a Spanish couple take drugs and teleport themselves through their television set. A troubled young man travels through the countryside and meets a lost woman. During the trip, they discover a museum housing the expatriated paintings of the most important Filipino artist of the revolution. Eventually, the Spanish couple disappear. Inspired by one of the earliest teleportation accounts, which happened between the Philippines and Mexico during the colonial period. –Locarno Film Festival
Raya Martin was born in 1984 in Manila, Philippines. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Film Institute in 2005 and worked as writer and researcher in local television, newspaper, radio and online magazines. His short film “The Visit” won the Ishmael Bernal Award for Young Cinema in Cinemanila International Film Festival, 2004, and his documentary, “The Island at the End of the World”, won best documentary at the .mov International Digital Film Festival 2005. His first feature film, A Short Film about the Indio Nacional (Or The Prolonged Sorrow of the Filipinos) won the Lino Micciche Award at Pesaro Film Festival, Italy in 2006. He is the first Filipino filmmaker to be accepted in the prestigious Cannes Festival Cinefondation Residence in Paris, France. —Independencia Films
Como un misterioso objeto que cae en medio de una España actual particularmente agraciada para con los experimentos fílmicos, BNE abruma con su belleza low-fi enfundada en loops visuales reflejados al infinito y comandada por una banda sonora de rasgos disonantes. El problema radica en que no parece haber decisiones claras en el asunto, y todo se reduce a Martin jugando un poco con su programa de edición.
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