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Historiographika Errata: Ridiculous Memoirs of Absurdism

Historiographika Errata: Ridiculous Memoirs of Absurdism

Literary
By ZYMON ARVINDALE  R. DYKEE IT IS the end of the nineteenth century. In the Philippines, a revolution is brewing. Andres Bonifacio and his fellow Katipuneros are plotting to overthrow the Spaniards. Jose Rizal, in his stay in Berlin, is polishing his first novel. War is waged against the colonizers, with the goal of gaining freedom engraved in the minds of the Filipinos. And so, everyone is frustrated—Rizal decides to take his life for he cannot write his novel’s last words, and Bonifacio decides to poison the enemies with arsenic-mixed water. This is the premise of the 13th Cinema One Originals’ jury prize entry Historiographika Errata: history may be reconstructed in a comical way. Director Richard Somes switches from the plain and downright narration of the Filipino dream of ...