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Bertrand Mandico

Credit: Venice International Film Festival
by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Venice International Film Festival 2020 — Dispatch 2: Lahi, Hayop, Tragic Jungle, Padrenostro

Lahi, Hayop Lav Diaz knows violence. The director’s filmography is virtually an exemplar of the temporal nexus of historical and contemporaneous representations of authoritarian exploitation. Lahi, Hayop holds that line, focusing on a string of snowballing murders and intimidations. But the film also appears…

September 15, 2020
by Lawrence Garcia Film Streaming Scene

The Wild Boys | Bertrand Mandico

The Wild Boys opens with a shimmering black-and-white title card, an homage to Kenneth Anger’s Fireworks, and voiceover that soon takes the viewer back to the violent origin of this delirious, gender-bending tale. Fueled by an impulse dubbed only “TREVOR” (which may stand in…

November 19, 2018
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