Motel Acacia

CLOSING FILM

DIRECTED BY BRADLEY LIEW

88 minutes | Fiction | Colour | o.v. English, Philipino, Thai | sub. English | Philippines, 2019

SCHEDULE

23 NOV | SAT | 19:00 | Studio 1-5

SYNOPSIS

JC, a young Filipino man, is forced to take over the family business set by his estranged tyrant father, a lonesome motel in the remote wilderness, providing shelter to illegal immigrants on behalf of the Government. But as JC and the guests soon discover, Motel Acacia is home to a dark and ancient spirit trapped in a bed, which devours men and impregnates women. After the death of his father, JC is set with an impossible task – stopping the men his father failed to kill from escaping whilst still keeping everyone alive. With food running out and a violent blizzard preventing the guests to leave, a desperate fight for survival begins. In an attempt to rid himself from his father’s shadow, JC risks losing his own humanity.

JC, seorang pria Filipina, dipaksa untuk mengambil alih bisnis keluarga oleh ayahnya yang tiran dan asing dari kehidupannya, ialah sebuah motel di tengah hutan yang menyediakan suaka bagi imigran ilegal atas nama pemerintah. Akan tetapi seiring berjalannya waktu, JC dan para tamu menyadari bahwa Motel Acacia adalah sarang bagi roh kuno yang jahat, terperangkap di sebuah ranjang, ia memangsa lelaki dan membuntingi wanita. Sepeninggal ayahnya, JC harus menyelesaikan sebuah tugas yang mustahil – menghentikan orang yang gagal dibunuh oleh ayahnya untuk kabur sementara menjaga semua orang tetap hidup. Ketika persediaan makanan menipis dan badai kencang menghalangi para tamu pergi, keputusasaan untuk hidup menjadi perkelahian. Dalam upayanya untuk lepas dari bayang-banyang ayahnya, JC terancam kehilangan rasa kemanusiaannya sendiri. 

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DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY

Bradley Liew

(Malaysia, 1989)

 

 

2019

MOTEL ACACIA (feature)

– Berlinale Co-Production Market 2018

– Sam Spiegel International Film Lab 2017

– EAVE Ties That Bind 2016

– NAFF IT Project Market, 2015, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 

– Talents Tokyo Next Masters Support Program – Project Development Fund Awardee 2017

2016

SINGING IN GRAVEYARDS (feature)

– In Competition, 2016, Venice International Film Critics’ Week

– Busan International Film Festival 2016

– Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2016

– Hawaii International Film Festival 2016

– Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016

– Best Film, 2016, Kolkata International Film Festival  

– Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” 2016 

– Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival 2016

– Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2016

– Singapore International Film Festival  2016

– Glasgow International Film Festival 2017

– Best Film, 2017, Malaysia International Film Festival

– CAAMFEST 2017, San Francisco

– Vilnius International Film Festival 2017

– Fribourg International Film Festival 2017

– Shanghai International Film Festival 2017

– Taipei Film Festival 2017

– Pacific Meridian Film Festival Vladivostok 2017,

– Visions Sud Est Production Support Fund 2016, 

– Winner, Development Prize, 2014, Southeast Asian Film Lab

– Tokyo Talents Next Masters Support Program International Promotion Fund 2016

Production Company

Epicmedia Productions Inc.

 

Contact:

Picture Tree International : pti@picturetree-international.com