Son of God

  • 70'
  • Philippines
  • 2010
This film was made as part of the Dox:Lab workshop, an international co-operation in which filmmakers from Scandinavian countries (in this case Danish former Tiger Award contender Michael Noer) were linked to filmmakers from developing countries (in this case the Philippines, where the film was shot). Memory and Chips & Liver Girls, in the Raiding Africa program, also came about in this way. Son of God was originally made as a documentary, but during the process the makers deliberately allowed their work to go off the rails and involve more and more fiction. The director also plays the protagonists. The Son of God of the title is a dwarf in a blonde wig, dressed as a bishop and worshipped like a returning Christ. Yet the tiny healer is not just a strange, implausible phenomenon: he has many followers and really does perform miracles. The two filmmakers made two versions of their film, of which this is the longer.
Directors
Khavn, Michael Noer
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
Philippines, Denmark
Production Year
2010
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
70'
Medium
Betacam Digi
Languages
Tagalog, English
Producers
Khavn, Michael Noer
Production Companies
Kamias Road, Ltd, Noer Films
Sales
Kamias Road, Ltd
Screenplay
Michael Noer, Khavn de la Cruz
Cinematography
Jet Leyco, Michael Noer, Lawrence S. Ang, Khavn de la Cruz, Razsil Zuasola
Editor
Lawrence S. Ang
Production Design
Mei Bastes
Sound Design
Lawrence S. Ang, Arvie Bartolome
Music
Khavn de la Cruz
Cast
Kristine Kintana, Michael Noer