THE DIRECTORIAL CREDIT reads “Not a film by Khavn.” This could very well be a statement of what to expect in Khavn’s “films,” like Balangiga: Howling Wilderness. It is not a film, in the sense that it uses the digital format and not what used to be the standard, 35 mm film. It is not a film, because it doesn’t follow the conventions of filmmaking. Thus, viewers can expect something different in Khavn’s films, something unorthodox, something experimental.
By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento
Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
Directed by Khavn
THE FILM’S director Khavn, the self-proclaimed “father of Philippine digital filmmaking” has admirable ambition and untrammeled...