Philippine Feature

Markado (The Moon Devourer)

by Joe Bacus

Mystery/Horror/Crime | 90mn | Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro) | 2018

A milestone for Mindanao cinema, the first full-length film to come from Cagayan de Oro will have its Mindanao premiere as part of Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao!. After its international stint at the recent Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival  アジアフォーカス・福岡国際映画祭, Joe Bacus’ Markado: The Moon Devourer, an eclectic mix of live action and doll animation.

A live action film combined with doll animation, the film follows the story of Sab, a transporter for local drug cartels. Amidst an imminent war between her superiors, Sab also deals with her dying grandmother’s last wish that she bear a child. When Sab learns that she’s barren, this leads her to darker practices and revelations.

Screening schedule: Oct. 27, 2019, 7pm, Cinematheque Davao

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