FILIPIÑANA

German Age Rating

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The golf course is a peculiar microcosm. While the men play golf, they’re followed around by very disciplined women in uniform who carry their clubs. The women set up the tee, fish the balls out of the water hazards, and put them back into green wooden boxes, all under strict supervision by their boss. Isabel is one of these “tee girls”. Although she’s new and has yet to learn the rules, she’s already looking for loopholes to undermine this rigidly hierarchical system. The tropical twittering of birds and the chirping of crickets in the background intensifies the oddness of the strict social rules on this golf course.



  • Filmschool: London Film School

  • Duration: 24 Min.

Also in this Program:
ANNUAL DAY
THIS MEANS MORE
ART OF THE CUT
APHERESIS

tags: Women, Society, Feature Film

Cast: Jorybell Agoto, Micah Musa, Sunshine Teodoro, Elle Velasco

Credits

Director of Photography: Xenia Patricia

Film Editor: Rafael Manuel

Production Designer: Andrea Vigoni

Costume Design: Alex Pajaro-Meily, Andrea Vigoni

Sound: Manuel Colayco

Make-up artist: Thrianne Gellido

Producer: Naomi Pacifique, Kyle Nieva

Production Company: London Film School

Co-Producer: Kiko Meily, Rafael Manuel

Director: Rafael Manuel

biography

Rafael Manuel is a Filipino filmmaker who lives in London. His short films explore subjective everyday violence that has been normalized by the underlying power dynamics of social relations. His work in advertising has earned him several international awards, including Cannes Lions, the London International Awards, and Adfest. FILIPIÑANA received the Silver Bear for best short film at the Berlinale in 2020.

Screenings

as Pantaflix Stream (91 Min.)