For its second and final section in its Festival Program, QCinema International Film Festival presents a fresh line-up of noteworthy films.
It includes the world premiere of “Midnight in a Perfect World” by Dodo Dayao, the Asian premiere of “Marygoround” by Daria Woszek and “End of the Century” by Lucio Castro, the Southeast Asian premiere of “True Mothers” by Naomi Kawase, and the Philippine premiere of “Roh” by Emir Ezwan and “Mulholland Drive” by David Lynch.
“Midnight in a Perfect World” is about four friends trying to survive the mysterious blackouts that happen in random parts of the city after midnight.
“Marygoround” is a black comedy drama about Mary, a lonely, small-town grocery store worker and an agnostic collector of virgin Mary statues who lives a boring and uneventful life. Struggling with menopause, she consults her doctor, who prescribes her a course of hormone replacement therapy.
“End of the Century” tells the story of two men who meet in Barcelona and after spending a day together they realize that they have already met twenty years ago.
“True Mothers” is Japan’s entry at the 93rd Academy Awards and is a 2020 Cannes Film Festival selection. It is about the adoptive parents of a five-year-old who are confronted with the possibility that the troubled birth mother wants her baby back.
“Roh” by Emir Ezwan is a 2019 Malaysian Malay-language indie arthouse horror film. It is Malaysia’s entry to the 93rd Academy Awards. Set in the past, the film is about a family in the forest who gets an unwelcoming visit from a strange little girl, who comes with a frightening prediction.
The remastered version of David Lynch’s 2001 masterpiece “Mulholland Drive” follows a woman who becomes amnesiac after a car accident on Los Angeles’ Mulholland Drive and an aspiring actress. The two embark on a search for clues throughout the city, where dreams and reality intertwine.
The films are for streaming upstream.ph.
Aside from these films, QCinema highlights “Cleaners” by Glenn Barit; “Oda sa Wala” by Dwein Baltazar; “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness” by Khavn; and “Babae at Baril” by Rae Red stay in the streaming platform.