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Night & Day

Directed by Paolo Bitanga

At the end of 2019, director Paolo Bitanga returned to his parents’ home in Manila and filmed their living room over the course of the holidays. The result is an atmospheric and musical portrait of a family whose nomadic roots have spread around the world. More poignantly, it is a modern relic of reunion and intimacy during the last days before the world changed.

Directed by Paolo Bitanga
Produced by Kayla Wong

About the filmmaker: Paolo is a Filipino-American filmmaker based in Manila. He graduated from NYU and directed short films that played at festivals like Doc NYC and Asian American International Film Festival. While in New York, he directed commercials and co-organized the Sinehan Sa Summer festival at the Philippine Consulate. He is now a senior producer for Filipino news site Rappler, where he runs the film section. He developed his latest feature at Cinemalaya’s Ricky Lee Scriptwriting Workshop.

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