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Independencia (DVD)

Independencia (DVD)

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Label: Second Run

Independencia (2009)


Director Raya Martin re-imagines his country's history as an elemental humanist epic in this unique alternate-history fable from the acclaimed Filipino film director.

Fleeing the American invasion of the Philippines in the early 20th Century, a mother and son retreat into the jungle where they make a home. Time passes; a wounded woman is rescued; the mother dies; a child is born. The family survive isolated from the growing chaos engulfing their country, but a storm approaches that threatens their existence as American troops draw nearer.

Ingeniously staged on studio sets that evoke the lost period of early and silent cinema, Independencia's mesmerising visual aesthetic creates a lush metaphor for the mythical history and identity of the Philippines.

Second Run's release also features the world premiere of a new short film, created exclusively for this release by director Raya Martin.

DVD Special Features

  • World premiere of exclusive new short film
  • Excerpt from INDEPENDENCIA 86: The Lost Film of Arturo Madlangbayan re-edited by Miko Revereza and Raya Martin
  • HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound, approved by the director
  • Behind the Scenes the making of Independencia
  • Raya Martin's experimental silent short Track Projections (2007)
  • Exclusive DVD ROM features original English script PDF + MP3 theme song
  • 16-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by Antoine Thirion
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Released for the first time on home video in the English-speaking world.
  • Region 0

Also available to stream on the Terracotta Distribution streaming site (UK & IRELAND only):



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