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The Manila Lover

Johanna Pyykkö, 2019

The Manila Lover

Epicmedia’s Norway-Philippine co-production short film with Barbosa Film competes at the 2019 Cannes La Semaine Dela Critique!

Shot in the Philippines starring celebrated actress Angeli Bayani; Johanna Pyykkö’s The Manila Lover is a dive into middle-aged Norwegian Lars’ trip to the Philippines where he meets the Filipina he wants to share his life with, but to his surprise she turns him down. Lars now has to face his own prejudices and deal with this uncomfortable situation.

Film Festivals

Semaine De La Critique 2019

Producing Partner

Barbosa Film (Norway)