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How To Die Young In Manila

How To Die Young In Manila

How To Die Young In Manila info

  • Year


  • Location


  • Director

    Petersen Vargas

  • Writers

    Petersen Vargas, Jade Francis Castro & Kaj Palanca

  • Other cast & crew

    Alemberg Ang & Jade Francis Castro - Producers / Elijah Canlas, Kokoy de Santos & Miguel Almendras - Key Cast

  • Duration

    12 minutes

Premiering at Busan International Film Festival and receiving nominations in Glasgow and Singapore, this live action short frames coming-of-age queer desire within the modern Filipino political landscape. Juxtaposing this ethereal yearning with the all too real and dangerous consequences in Duterte’s Manila, Petersen Vargas appropriates Renaissance imagery and Saint Sebastian’s martyrdom to capture the paradoxical experience. How To Die Young In Manila is nominated for Best LGBT+ Film and Best Live-action Short.