Khavn De La Cruz's RUINED HEART Philippine Premiere at UPFI Film Center & After-Party Concert

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2015-08-28 19:00
2015-08-29 03:00

This is not a film by Khavn


What happens when you take one of the most punk rock filmmakers on the planet — Khavn — and put him together with acclaimed cinematographer CHRISTOPHER DOYLE (In the Mood for Love, Hero), Japanese Icon TADANOBU ASANO (Ichi the Killer, Thor), & femme fatale NATHALIA ACEVEDO (Post Tenebras Lux)?

On the 28th of August, 7PM, the punk-noir opera that's taking the world by storm will have its exclusive Philippine premiere at the UP Cine Adarna. The U.P. Cineastes' Studio proudly presents Pusong Wazak | Ruined Heart: This is not a film by Khavn.


"A joyful, wild and dizzying engagement with fleeting life, which includes moments of tenderness and various moods of love." - Hollywood Reporter

"Khavn crafts a breathtakingly kinetic meditation on love in the shadows. Despite being largely free of dialogue and arguably even more free of actual forward-moving plot, this film that clocks in at just a notch above 70 minutes is one of the year’s truly great achievements, a feature that truly rewards those who appreciate the visual experimentation cinema allows its artists." - Criterion Cast

"Those who want a flat-reverse shot and the traditional good story should go elsewhere. In 'Ruined Heart', Filipino filmmaker Khavn offers a work that dynamites conventional narrative strategies, a deconstruction of romanticism." - Cine Enserio

"The streets of Manila are covered the same neon as Hong Kong, his adopted land, and if Doyle may have been invisible in 'Underwater Love' and 'Magic Magic', all you have to do is look at the reds and blues in 'Ruined Heart', live, incandescent, and sfocatissimi, to recognize the same great photographer once again. Here he returns to the good old days of guerilla-style of 'Fallen Angels." - Asian Feast

"In narrative, aesthetics, and philosophy, 'Ruined Heart' is like free jazz, an escape from an existing framework." - Tzaralin

"Khavn has created a frantic opera that does not know how to behave." - Cereality

"Rarely have chaos and poetry done so well together on screen. Imagine the result of the first film of the hidden son of Terrence Malick and Gaspar Noe." - Action Cut

"The music is just as eclectic as the whole film: radical in form and unimpressed by any convention." - EPD Film


Brezel Göring of Stereo Total
Khavn De La Cruz
Pete Canzon
Bing Austria & The Flippin SOUL Stompers ( Bing Austria Bing Austria Bing Austria)

FREE admission for all Ruined Heart movie ticket-holders

E. Rodriguez Avenue corner Broadway Avenue (beside McDonald's)


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