Cannes Docs

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Directed by: Miko Revereza

Produced by: Shireen Seno (Los Otros, Philippines)

Country of production: Philippines

Runtime: 75'

Expected release: January 2021

Budget: $123,000 (27% in place)

1st feature: 2nd feature

Looking for: Co-producers and sales agents for presales


A poetic memoir exploring stateless identity through the lens of an exile returning to an estranged homeland. The film is an investigation into my family curse – a curse that followed us for generations, rooted in the soil of my grandmother’s province. My ancestors once ruled this land – a land still bearing the remnants of colonial violence – first from Spain, then America, then our own onto each other.

Director’s profile: 

Miko Revereza (b. 1988. Manila, Philippines) is an award-winning filmmaker raised in California and currently living in the Philippines. His upbringing as an undocumented immigrant in the United States informs many of his personal documentaries. DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (2017), NO DATA PLAN (2018), and DISTANCING (2019) have widely screened internationally at festivals such as Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NYFF Projections, and Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real. His works have been exhibited at institutions such as MoMA PS1, SF MoMA, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Whitechapel Gallery, and National Museum of Singapore. He is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema, a 2019 Flaherty Seminar featured filmmaker and MFA graduate at Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.