Death of Nintendo

The Philippines, 2020, 98 min.

Director

Raya Martin

Producer

Valerie Castillo Martinez,
Kriz G. Gazmen,
Marizel Samson-Martinez,
Marjorie B. Lachica

Scenario

Valerie Castillo Martinez

Rights Holder

TVCO

DOP

Ante Cheng

Cast

Kim Chloe Oquendo, Noel Comia Jr, John Vincent Servilla, Jigger Sementilla

Production

IndieFlip, Black Sheep

A warm, breezy homage to puberty and adolescence with a pop touch, set in the 1990s. The earth is trembling and emotions are running hot. Just yesterday the newest game from Nintendo was all Paolo and his friends could think about – while the occasional blackouts caused by the nearby volcano Pinatubo were their biggest concern. Alas, all that has been shaken up forever for Paolo’s sleepy suburban Manila clique, in a dawning world of elaborate feminine hairdos, crude rituals of masculinity and a mysterious ghost hunt. Mimaw appears to be the only one able to keep a clear head among aftershocks from multiple emo-epicentres.

HONORS
2020 Berlin IFF (Germany) - Generation Kplus
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Raya Martin

Born in 1984. He has participated in the Cannes Cinéfondation, the Berlinale Residency and is a Berlinale Talents alumnus. In 2009, his film INDEPENDENCIA was selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes, while his atmospheric horror HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY screened in 2013 at Locarno. LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA featured in the 2014 Forum Expanded. His films have been presented at Documenta in Kassel, the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Korean Film Archive in Seoul.

Selected filmography

2009 INDEPENDENCIA

2013 HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

2013 LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA