Filmmaker Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present. Ash Mayfair Presents: Oda sa wala (Ode to Nothing) Sonya is an old maid stuck in a town that long ceased
Filmmaker Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present.
Ash Mayfair Presents: Oda sa wala (Ode to Nothing)
Sonya is an old maid stuck in a town that long ceased to recognize her existence, until one fateful morning when a mysterious corpse arrives at the footsteps of their family-owned funeral shop. Bringing forth strange luck and fortune, Sonya instantly gets drawn to the corpse’s mystique, reinvigorating not only her life but also that of her father, Mang Rudy. But luck would eventually dry up, provoking further distress back to Sonya’s life. She faces the reality that her existence is nothing more than that of the corpse, at the tail end of mortality watching life wither away. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Contains mature content.
Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP
Directed by Dwein Baltazar
Free, but ticketed
Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy
Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.
Speakers for this event
Writer/Director Ash Mayfair was born in Vietnam and educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, receiving her MFA in filmmaking at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The Third Wife is her debut feature which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. The film has received numerous international awards, including the NETPAC award at TIFF, the Otra Mirada Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Gold Hugo for Best First Feature at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Young Jury Award Comundo at the Fribourg International Film Festival, Best Artistic Contribution at the Cairo International Film Festival, and the Golden Bengal Tiger for Best Film at the Kolkatta International Film Festival. Mayfair is currently working on her second feature film titled Skin of Youth.