For My Alien Friend (2019)

  • February 19, 2021 | 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Directed by: Jet Leyco
Runtime: 72 mins
Country: Philippines
Language: Filipino
Rating: PG13 (Some disturbing scenes)


In this experimental documentary hybrid, footage from the narrator’s mundane everyday experience, fragments of news footage such as the moon landing and professionally shot photographs of landscapes, are juxtaposed against each other to create an honest depiction of humanity. An (imaginary) alien friend is the framing device that serves as the receiver of the documentary’s narrative. A self-reflection of the narrator’s personal life including anecdotes from his friends and family, the film utilises the idea that the most personal is the most universal, capturing Filipino culture at its most distinct and authentic.

To see the full SoM21: [Alternate / Opt] Realities film programme, please refer here. The programme will run from 20 January to 21 February 2021 at both Marina One and Oldham Theatre.

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