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WHITE FUNERAL

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SARI DALENA

1998

PHILIPPINES

29 MIN

 G 

A bride walks in the desert. She takes off her bridal ornaments and turns into a harlot. A multitude of people crawl on their bellies, become sick and soon die. A volcano erupts. Ash covers the earth. The bride remembers her betrothal and repents–symbolically paving the way for the resurrection of her people. A final bridal march into a new heaven and earth takes place.

3RD PRIZE EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Gawad CCP for Alternative Film, 1997

Manila, Philippines

Cast and Credits

Director, Writer, Editor

Sari Raissa Lluch Dalena

Cast

Myra Beltran Hayuma Habulan

Cinematography

Music

Regiben Romana

Joey Ayala

Mike “Mitu” Tupas

Grace Nono

Director's Biography

Sari Dalena is a Fulbright scholar and independent filmmaker from the Philippines. She is an Associate Professor and Director at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) where she was recently appointed as UP Artist for her cinematic achievements. Dalena produced highly acclaimed works such as  “Rigodon”, “Church Dogs”, “Little Crosses”, and “White Funeral” to name a few. She has since produced diverse works ranging from notable documentary films like “Jamming on an Old Saya”, “Guerrera”, “Himala Ngayon”, and “Ishma”; experimental dramas and science-fiction such as “Ka Oryang”, “The Guerrilla is a Poet”, “Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos”, “Dahilang Nick”, and “Alimuom”. 

Elaine Forsgate Marden

Fernando &  Kit Zobel de Ayala