Amen, a Brown Comedy

  • 15'
  • Philippines
  • 1998
An absurdist satire on the old Filipino custom that younger people should raise the hands of their elders to their forehead as a sign of respect. The disobedient child Elbis takes the last wish of his mother to be respectful all too literally and gives 'mano' (the hand-forehead gesture) until he doesn't have much forehead left. It is typical of the approach of Khavn as a director that the satire is driven to the bloodiest of extremes.
Director
Khavn
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Philippines
Production Year
1998
Festival Edition
IFFR 2005
Length
15'
Medium
DV cam NTSC
Language
Filipino
Producer
Filmless Films
Sales
Filmless Films