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Eduardo Roy Jr. – Ordinary People #Venezia73

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A story born and filmed on the streets of Manila.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews director Eduardo Roy Jr., who talks about his new film Ordinary People from the 73rd Venice Film Festival [Venice Days]

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Ordinary People is the story of a young couple living on the streets whose child is hopelessly kidnapped. This sets them off on a desperate search, and makes the narrative of the film, which Eduardo Roy Jr. presented in the Venice Days section of the 73rd Venice Film Festival. He joins us for an interview, in which he reveals his behind the scenes work on the film, in trying to achieve a sense of realism, which is also achieved thanks to his work in preparing and directing his young and somewhat inexperienced cast. The film was also shot right on the streets of Manila, which certainly evokes a sense of realism. But was it difficult to do that. Beyond Ordinary People, we discuss his interests as a filmmaker, and whether or as an artist he seeks for representation of realism in his works.

ORDINARY PEOPLE is a family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents. But not even a month into parenthood, their child is stolen from them. In order to retrieve the child, the young couple is forced to take desperate measures.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Eduardo Roy Jr.
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Ordinary People
  • Festival section
    Venice Days
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