Khavn de la cruz

Khavn de la cruz

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Film Festival Reports

OLHAR DU CINEMA 2017: ALIPATO, THE VERY BRIEF LIFE OF AN EMBER BY KHAVN DE LA CRUZ

By Mónica Delgado

Alipato, which was in competition in Outros Olhares en Olhar de Cinema, must be one of the most free films of the last couple of years, especially since the Filipino filmmaker becomes a great recycler of iconic themes in cinema: police movies, exploitation, B-movies, and digests them in his own way, without restrictions, playing the part of writer, producer and musician.

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Main Articles

RHYTHM: LET THERE BE MUSIC – THIS IS NOT AN ESSAY ON KHAVN DE LA CRUZ

By Claudia Siefen

Familiarity with Khavn De La Cruz’s film work arouses the faint suspicion that he offers his movies just to contain his other creative passions: writing and music. But these thoughts will vanish in just a second. It is interesting how strongly everything is connected in his work, that means, if he composes a score it only fits there and nowhere else. The same with his piano works for stage. Everything has its place and you can imagine Khavn as a wild musician, punching his piano and singing his mind to the heavens. That is the right imagination.

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