“a choral film shot in urgent, handheld, docu-drama style that illuminates (a) tragedy” – Screen International
2013’s Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) ripped through Southeast Asia, killing more than 6000 people in the Philippines alone. Taklub follows three grieving souls in the devastated city of Tacloban after it bore the brunt of the tempest’s fury.
Shot against the real backdrop of a stunned city facing the bleakness of a long and hardscrabble recovery, Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s (Thy Womb, the 6th APSA winner of Best Director) documentary-like drama is a story of tragedy and loss, but also endurance and faith.
Taklub competed in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.