THE ROSE OF MANILA


DIR. ALEX WESTFALL
2021 / PHILIPPINES / 12 MINS



An imagining of the formative years of Imelda Marcos, who as wife of the Philippine dictator would become known for her lavishness and detachment from her country’s social reality. Here, the fate of a young girl and an entire nation become entangled as the mother of a country is born.




CREDITS


Written By ALEX WESTFALL

Produced By MIGUEL JIMINEZ & ENZO RAZON

Edited By ALEX WESTFALL

Director of Cinematography ALEX WESTFALL & MOISES ZEE

Sound By DAN TIMMONS

Music By DIDIER LUCCEUS

Production Design By PAUL JATAYNA

Featuring POLLY CABRERA, CARLON JOSOL, ANDIE ONG

JOSHIENE SAGUN, THALIA VILLAFLORES & LAURIE WESTFALL






OFFICIAL SELECTION

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

Athens, OH

October 2021
LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

Los Angeles, CA

September 2021



MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL

Middlebury, VT

August 2021
CINEYOUTH - CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Chicago, IL

May 2021
IVY FILM FESTIVAL

Providence, RI

March 2021
BFI FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL

London, UK

February 2021
NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR TALENTED YOUTH

Seattle, WA

October 2020
SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

San Diego, CA

October 2020




ABOUT ALEX WESTFALL


Alex Westfall is a visual artist interested in constructing inner worlds, and interrogating cultural histories as well as the relationship between dreaming and memory. She graduated from Brown University in 2020 with a B.A. in modern culture & media and is an alumna of the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium.

You can find Alex on Instagram, Twitter, and her website.






































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