Can you believe it’s April already? Our third release — of Dwein Baltazar’s melancholic art-horror hybrid Ode to Nothing (2018) — completes our inaugural duo of Filipino releases. Along with with Lino Brocka’s Cain and Abel (1982), our hope is to give a taste of the exciting work coming out of the Philippines, past and present. And hopefully give you sense of where our curating sensibility lies going forward: somewhere between arthouse and genre cinema, always filmmaker-driven. Brocka’s negotiation of politics, melodrama and action film tropes is a great example of this ; so is Baltazar’s darkly comic reflection on mortality — a film that speaks the language of horror to achieve something very grounded, very real. A grappling with the simplest fact of life: we all die.