EDSA XXX: Nothing Ever Changes...

Khavn

IFFR 2014

  • 80'
  • Philippines
  • 2014
Two years ago, the Filipino poet, singer and experimental filmmaker Khavn was in Rotterdam with Mondomanila. Anyone who saw that kaleidoscopic spectacle will know that we’re in for another bumpy ride.
In EDSA XXX, Khavn takes us forward to 2030, the year of the 30th EDSA revolution. Have you ever wondered why nothing changes despite countless presidents? Here the answer is given in the form of an absurdist cross between low-budget science-fiction musical and crazy political satire. See how, after the fall of Nigger Thunder, a simple tramp is elevated to three-eyed new leader by the Freedom Fighters disguised with shopping bags, the dauntless fighters against freedom. Discover with Three Eyes who is really pulling the strings and get to know a resistance movement of mermaids wearing blue leggings.
Documentary shots of the EDSA protests which led to the fall of President Marcos in 1986 show that Khavn allows himself to be inspired by reality.

Director
Khavn
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Philippines
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
80'
Medium
DCP
Original title
EDSA XXX: Ganito kami noon, ganito pa rin kami ngayon
Languages
Filipino, English
Producers
Achinette Villamor, Khavn, Ronald Arguelles
Production Companies
Kamias Road Studios, ABS-CBN Creative Programs Inc.
Sales
Kamias Road Studios
Screenplay
Khavn
Cinematography
Albert Banzon
Editor
Carlo Francisco Manatad, Jeremiah Domingo
Production Design
Kristine Kintana, Icx Icay
Sound Design
Dan Gil
Music
Khavn
Cast
Epy Quizon, Sheree