People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose

John Torres
  • Philippines
  • 2016
  • 89min
  • DCP
  • Color
Non-CompetitionGlobal Vision


Screening Schedule

  • 09월 22일 18:50-20:19 상영코드 136 메가박스 파주출판도시 2관 15
  • 09월 24일 19:00-20:29 상영코드 320 메가박스 백석 8관 15 TK
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle
ND No Dialogue


This film is a behind-the-scenes account of an unfinished classic by Celso Ad. Castillo using never-before-seen footage of the film shot at the time of the People Power Revolution of 1986, telling the story of the cast and crew including the ordeals of sexy actress, Liz Alindogan. We projected raw footage of The Diary Of Vietnam Rose for to help them remember, providing us tales of hunger, sex, and drugs in the island.


  • John Torres
    Lukas The Strange (2013)
    Refrains Happen Like Revolutions In A Song (2010)
    Years When I Was A Child Outside (2008)
    Todo Todo Teros (2006)


<People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose> is a documentary film re-worked in an experiment approach by the director John Torres based on an unfinished piece entitled as , which was filmed in 1986, and directed by Celso Ad. Castillo. Films of director Castillo are, in many cases, appreciated to function as political lampoons detoured through sex and violent acts, and this unfinished piece was produced in the middle of political upheaval, or People Power Revolution in 1986. While these political references build up the film’s backgrounds as somewhat political allegories, the foregrounded elements are the recollection of the staffs who participated in production of the unfinished piece. The actress Liz Alindogan’s recollection, in especial, who looks back on the production site as horrendous one, leads the film. Her recollections gathered from the interview, unlike any usual films, are overlayered on the scene which is newly shot. On the other hand, the discovered/unfinished 1986 film clips directed by Castillo are, instead, presented to audiences dubbed in a monotonous fashion due to its initial loss of soundtracks. Images and sounds of this film are deconstructed and then reconstructed in a rather unfamiliar manner. This reconstruction practice blurs everything on the screen whether it is on political situation of the 1980s, or on the behind-the-scenes. The scenes newly shot in digital often seem to be more aged than the original film stocks shot in 1986 due to somewhat overly added visual filters. This film resides somewhere between fantasy and memory, dream and reality, or documentary and fiction. [Hwang Miyojo]


  • Director, Editor  John Torres
  • Producer  Liz Alindogan, Ronald Arguelles
  • Cinematographer  Malay Javier, Jippy Pascua, Shireen Seno, Dennese Victoria
  • Music  Diego Mapa
  • Sound  Itos Ledesma, Christopher Lambert Flores, Mervine Aquino

Distribution / World Sales

  • Contribution & World Sales  John Torres
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