Philippines / France / Norway / Qatar 2019, 85 min, Filipino, Hebrew & English subtitles

Monsters walk the streets of Manila: vampires, ghosts, witches. The rich and powerful cannot see them, but everyone else runs into them again and again. These monsters, known as Aswang, have been allowed to roam the streets of the Philippine capital since President Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to power—and they have been leaving a trail of corpses behind them.
In Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s impressively stylized film, Duterte’s war on drugs is exposed as a war against the destitute: the poor, the homeless, and the drug users.
With rare sensitivity, the director follows people whose lives have been turned upside down. A priest, a coroner, and a street urchin who has had to mourn many friends try to survive in a new reality, where authorities have free rein to shed the blood of anyone they deem suspicious.
Beyond the Screen Award Winner

Previous Festivals: IDFA


  • The film will be available until September 30th

How it works

Please note that tickets are limited

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Alyx Ayn Arumpac in conversation

    Sat 12.09 at 14:00

Director & Script: Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Production: Armi Rae Cacanindin, Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Production Company: Cinematografica, Quentin Laurent, Les Films De L’œil Sauvage Kristine Ann Skaret, Henrik Underbjerg, Stray Dog Productions Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner, Razor Film Produktion Gmbh
Editing: Anne Fabini, Fatima Bianchi
Cinematography: Tanya Haurylchyk, Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Sound Design: John Michael Perez, Mikko Quizon
Music: Teresa Barrozo

Source: Level K


Alyx Ayn Arumpac is a Filipina documentary filmmaker. She received a Master in Documentary Filmmaking from the Docnomads Erasmus Mundus Master Course (Portugal, Hungary, Belgium) and a Bachelor in Film at the University of the Philippines. She directs and produces short documentaries for the top TV network in Manila. She is in post-production of her feature film Aswang.

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