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Last Days At Sea

  • 1h 12m
  • Venice Atienza
  • Philippines
  • 2021

12-year-old Reyboy lives in Karihatag, an isolated fishing village in the south of the Philippines. Every morning, the men set out to sea. Their daily catch is shared upon their return and the area close to the shore has been turned into an ecological safe haven for fish. In Karihatag, every boy grows up to become a fisherman. However, when the first rain falls, Reyboy will leave for the city to study.  

First-time feature director Venice Atienza joins Reyboy for his last summer at home. They spend the days watching the clouds change shape, and the nights looking up  at the stars imagining life on Saturn. Reyboy shares the beauty he sees in the little things around him: the rocks, the crabs, the water. They talk about what it means to be home. 

Nothing seems to happen at the surface. But slowly, the cracks in Reyboy’s paradise start to appear. While the fishermen of Karihatag risk their lives as the yearly storms become  increasingly dangerous due to climate change, Reyboy’s goodbye to the only life he has ever known becomes imminent.

AUSTRALASIA PREMIERE

Venice Atienza tells a story defined by the moments and experiences of a young boy and the people he lives with, showing a world and a culture facing extinction which gives her feature quite an emotional impact and an intense beauty.
Asian Movie Pulse

This film is part of our Around the World in Nine Films Category, proudly presented by RNZ.

Director

Venice Atienza

Producer

Fan Wu

Language

Tagalog

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