The Diary – Encounters in Filmmaking

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Generation 2021: On Belonging, Not Belonging, and the Power of the Imagination

The films in the Generation selection are an open invitation to go beyond obvious, dominant or loud gestures and to take a closer look beneath the surface.
In this interview, section head Maryanne Redpath talks about the multi-faceted worlds young people are experiencing today and explains how important it is to pay attention to the seemingly small things.

Generation 2021: On Belonging, Not Belonging,
and the Power of the Imagination
International Cinephile Society
reviews Last Days at Sea

International Cinephile Society
reviews Last Days at Sea

“Through his (Reyboy’s) testimony Atienza reveals not just the details of a young boy’s mind, but those of a whole generation faced with a transformative force they can’t avoid and the nostalgia of leaving it all behind.”

Frameland Recommends "Last Days at Sea"

Frameland Recommends “Last Days at Sea”

“Can you recollect the last summer of your childhood?
What images, tastes, sounds do you remember? Who did you spend it with? For Reyboy, the main character in Last Days at Sea, the answers to these questions might be recorded not only in his memory but also on camera.”

Fishing for Truth - Eye for Film Interviews Venice Atienza
on Last Days at Sea

Fishing for Truth – Eye for Film Interviews Venice Atienza on Last Days at Sea

Venice Atienza on finding friendship as well as
capturing a story in Last Days At Sea
.

Cinephilia Reviews Last Days at Sea - 
our First Filipino Review is here!

Cinephilia Reviews Last Days at Sea –
our First Filipino Review is here!

“Worrying for what tomorrow may bring is vital, but Atienza telling us to focus on the present, to try to gaze at the things life’s harshness often obscures from our sights, deepens the slippery Filipino idea of what hope and what connects to it is, with tempered sweetness and bitterness
rendering it familiar once again to our sights through empathy.”

Eye for Film Review: Last Days at Sea by Amber Wilkinson

Eye for Film Review: Last Days at Sea by Amber Wilkinson

“Atienza and Reyboy are buddies,
and the warmth of their friendship
glows through almost every conversation they have.”