In Cannes from May 18th to 25th

Directed by

Arvin Belarmino

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Directed by

Arvin Belarmino

Year:

2024

Country:

PHILIPPINES | USA | BANGLADESH | FRANCE

Language:

Filipino

Genre:

Fantastic | Live-action | Fiction

Runtime:

20 minutes

Production: WAF STUDIOS - Kristine De Leon | A FORCEFUL TIDE PRODUCTION - Gi Gonzales | 9FILMS - Max Neace | RUNOUT FILMS - Adnan Al Rajeev | DW - Dominique Welinski | GREEN SCREEN - Tanveer Hossain

Synopsis

A young rookie from a bizarre chicken-dance group faces a heckler after being the worst dancer at a performance - leading him to a series of strange events that reveal what the group does to their weakest link.

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About the director

Arvin Belarmino, a Filipino filmmaker, hails from both provincial Cavite and the urban capital of Manila. Renowned for directing numerous experimental and narrative short films, he has garnered critical acclaim locally and internationally. His debut feature project, "Ria" earned him selection for the 2022 Festival De Cannes Cinéfondation La Residence and won the prestigious Centre National du Cinema (CNC) award. Arvin is an esteemed alumnus of Talents Tokyo, Locarno Filmmakers Academy, Produire Au Sud Workshop Nantes and Institut Francais’ La Fabrique program. Recently, he was among the selected filmmakers for the Cannes’ Directors Fortnight Factory 2024 program.

Intention Note

In the art industry, if you don't do your best and pour your heart and soul into your craft, it will eat you alive. If you don't find the courage to share your voice with the world, you will end up losing it — blending in with the ordinary people.

We are here to express our experiences; we are here to immortalize our existence. We are here to do this for life.

Life for artists is all about art. Share your voice, stand your ground, and have courage — and let the rest be chickens.

— Arvin Belarmino

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