Enrico A. Roque
Hazel Orencio, Joel Lamangan, Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao
Sina Olivia Pilipinas
Manilla, 2034. As a result of massive volcanic eruptions in the Celebes Sea in 2031, Southeast Asia has literally been in the dark for the last three years, zero sunlight. Madmen control countries, communities, enclaves and new bubble cities. Cataclysmic epidemics ravage the continent. Millions have died and millions more have left.
Born in Cotabato, the Philippines, he first studied business but then transferred to the Mowelfund Film Institute in Manila. Starting out as a novelist and screenwriter, he directed several shorts and documentaries before making his first feature film. His five and a half hour opus FROM WHAT IS BEFORE won the Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2014. In a year his previous film A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize in Berlin IFF.