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17th(2015)



Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO

  • Philippines
  • 2013
  • 112min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Korean Premiere

2013 CineFilipino Film Festival – Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble
2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival – Special Mention

Synopsis
Commander Anita FLORES is a quiet leader who has earned rank and respect among military
officials, despite her gender. It has been ten years since she visited her hometown of Obando, Bulacan. The moment she steps off the bus, memories flood her senses.

 
 

 

Program Note

 A Philippine independent film, Anita\'s Last Cha-Cha
 is a coming-of-age story about a butch. Anita wants to
 be a soldier like her father who died when she was little.
 This girl falls in love with a beautiful woman Pilar visiting
 her hometown. Unfortunately, Pilar is Aninta\'s cousin
 Oscar\'s old flame, who was a victim raped by her father
 and becoming pregnant and left her home. Anita gives
 up Pilar later, knowing the relationship between her and
 Oscar. This means that Anita should say goodbye to her
 childhood and grow up. Anita\'s Last Cha-Cha showing
 a butch\'s childhood explicates how a butch identity is
 constituted. The object of desire causes a butch identity.
 Before that, of course, there are some signs of being a
 butch such as wearing pants instead of skirt all the time. A
 butch desires a woman at a different moment from when
 a man does: for example, the moment she gets angry or
 upset with the butch. A desire for a woman brings about
 a butch\'s external changes such as having short hair,
 which results in the constitution of a butch identity placed
 between masculinity and femininity. \'Last Cha-Cha\' in the
 title refers to Anita\'s ironic childhood itself, that is to say
 the last moment she was cheerfully dancing the cha-cha
 in her tough childhood. [Sunah KIM]


 

Director

  • Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDOSigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO

    Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo is a filmmaker from the Philippines. She is a graduate of Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines. Her works includes short films such as Woman, Little, Au Revoir Philip and Waiting to Whisper. Her feature films include Anita’s Last Cha-Cha, Lorna and her blockbuster hit Kita Kita. Her latest film Mr. and Mrs. Cruz is in competition at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2018 and her leading actress won the Yakushi Pearl Award for Best Performer. Sigrid continues to make films with passion, advocacy, and love.

Credit

  • ProducerSigrid Andrea BERNARDO
  • Cast Angel AQUINO, Teri MALVAR, Jay BORDON
  • Screenwriter Sigrid Andrea BERNARDO
  • Cinematography Alma Dela PENA
  • Art director Popo DIAZ
  • Editor Lawrence ANG, Kamille LECCIO
  • Music Diwa De LEON
  • Sound Mike IDIOMA, SQ