Ruined Heart

Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2016

(Khavn De La Cruz, the Philippines, 2014, 73 min)

Seattle Premiere!

Ruined Heart is a one-of-a-kind wordless crime-drama-musical-punk-noir-opera with an unforgettable soundtrack composed by the film's prolific director Khavn (Mondomanila). In the underworld and backstreets of Manila, a criminal and the woman he's hired to protect run away together, fleeing a kingpin in favor of life on the run. But story is secondary in this immersive mood piece, sumptuously shot by the incomparable cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Magnetic Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer) and on-the-rise Mexican actress Nathalia Acevedo (Post Tenebras Lux) make a remarkable pair of gutter lovers. The swirling ache of Stereo Total's musical performance combined with Doyle's endlessly mesmerizing camerawork mark Ruined Heart as a breathtaking new entry in the music film canon. 


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