The Missing

TICKETS
Rialto De Pijp - Sat 9 March, 21:00

Studio/K - Sun 10 March, 19:00

Shy and slightly withdrawn, Eric lives a normal life working as an animator in the city. What makes Eric different is that he does not have a mouth and is unable to speak. One day, his mother asks him to check on his estranged uncle, only for the reluctant Eric to find out that his uncle has been dead for a few days. This confronting revelation sparks visions of a familiar yet sinister alien who threatens to take him away.

Based on filmmaker Carl Joseph E. PAPA’s deeply personal memories, The Missing tells a tale of repressed childhood trauma and reconciliation with great care, tenderness, and sensitivity. Through a mix of rotoscope and 2D animation, the audience compassionately perceives the world as Eric does and experiences his inner world as he takes his steps towards healing and empowerment.

Year:
2023
Director:
Carl Joseph E. PAPA
Cast:
Dolly DE LEON, Carlo AQUINO, Gio GAHOL
Country:
The Philippines
Duration:
90'
Language:
Filipino
Subtitles:
English

Carl Joseph E. PAPA

Carl Joseph E. PAPA is a software engineer by profession and an award-winning filmmaker. His third animated film, The Missing, is the Philippines’ entry to the 96th Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film.