3 Filipino films being screened in Berlinale 2020


Posted at Feb 20 2020 11:07 PM

MANILA—Three films with Filipino representation are being screened in this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, according to the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).


Raya Martin’s “Death of Nintendo,” Alex Piperno’s “Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine,” and Rafael Manuel’s “Filipiñana” are among the 400 titles participating in Berlinale, which kicked off on Thursday, February 20.

The coming-of-age film “Death of Nintendo,” co-produced by ABS-CBN’s Black Sheep and IndieFlip, is making its world premiere via the festival’s Generation Kplus category.

“Filipiñana” is part of the Berlinale shorts section, while the Philippines co-produced (Cacanindin) “Window Boy” is participating in the Berlinale Forum, according to the FDCP.

Meanwhile, a rock musical set in present-day Manila, “Orphea,” is listed as a Germany entry in the Encounters section. It is directed by Kluge of Germany and Khavn of the Philippines. Co-starring is Filipino performance artist Ian Madrigal, opposite Germany’s Lilith Stangenberg.