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Can & Slippers

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ABOUT THE FILM

A boy from the slums plays football. His soccer ball is an empty can of Coke and his soccer shoes are a pair of flip-flops. A shocking message about the real world awaits you at the end.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
As a film director, Khavn has made 16 features and more than 60 short films, several of which have won prizes in the Philippines, Tokyo, Spain, Canada, Germany, Brazil, & Italy. Retrospectives of his features and shorts have been presented in Italy, Spain, and Czech Republic; his short films have also been showcased in Brazil, Germany, Australia, Slovenia, and the Netherlands. He has exhibited his films in Berlin, Egypt, Manila, Tehran, Oberhausen, Amsterdam, New York, Sao Paulo, Chile, Slovenia, Austria, Australia, Goteborg, Hamburg, Singapo re, Montreal, Tokyo, Morbegno, Pesaro, Palermo, Vila Do Conde, and Rotterdam.
Nationality:
Philippines
Activities:
His latest project "Mondomanila: Institute of Poets" has been included in the Berlinale Co-Production Market and Produire au Sud, World Film Festival Of Bangkok, and is one of the first projects to receive the Digital Production Grant from Hubert Bals Fund. Based on the award-winning novel by Norman Wilwayco, "Mondomanila" is a social surrealist portrait of the Philippines.
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15 people voted

weiss
2007-05-15 14:34:57

quite nice.

chadmanapat
2007-05-14 20:19:42

Nice message! Creative execution! Relevant to our times!

nick olanka
2007-05-13 19:40:31

great film khavn. short and sweet.

Rollie
2007-05-03 10:55:14

Brief and concise yet delivered a strong social statement about the country's socio-political condition -DENNIS ADOBAS, Free lance writer

EVA
2007-04-26 12:53:02

最後の、子供の姿をみて大変複雑な気持ちになりました。 フィリピンの様々な状況を垣間見ることのできる構成。 「やったー!」という気持ちと「!・・・」という気持ちが交錯します。

monocronics
2007-04-25 13:00:36

ラストであっと思ったがちょっとズルイかな。この様なメッセージはもう少しストレートに表現してほしい気がする。

edutom
2007-04-24 21:54:38

缶蹴りの描写を通して、少年の住む町を  描写して行くアイディアもシンプルですが、  ヴィデオ画像の悪さを物ともせずに、  パーカッションの音楽と缶蹴り音とが呼応しつつも、少年と街の風景が織りなす映像とそれらの音との組み合わせ方が、  何か映画表現のエッセンスを見せられているような作品でした。

Yalil
2007-04-18 13:57:56

The film conveys social relevant message if we are going to have an indepth analysis. The film shows children kicking can as if they are playing football or soccer. Since they can't afford to play real football or soccer game they used their creativity by improvising. Instead of using a ball they used a can. It portrays poverty in the Philippines or maybe not just in the Philippines but in other countries as well. A very good movie!

yassi
2007-04-11 17:25:58

Great short film. i wish there were more American/Western symbols in this film. Also it would have been a stronger film, if you could show some contrast between these symbols and the toys that the American children play with, which are made in Asia...

vinillo
2007-04-04 03:33:17