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The Missing

Narrative Centrepiece
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In this profound animated Filipino sci-fi, we follow a young man who has no mouth as he confronts his repressed memories.

Eric seems to have a good life: he’s close to his mum, lives alone and even has a crush on his coworker Carlos. Except for one thing – he doesn’t have a mouth. When his mother asks him to check on his uncle, only to find him dead, his mind begins to unravel complex repressed memories that manifest as an alien abduction. Selected as the Philippines’ entry for Best International Feature at the Oscars, is a stunning allegory for trauma, abuse and survival that reveals the power in confronting the past. 

Our Narrative Centrepiece is a remarkable piece of filmmaking not to be missed. 

Content warning: contains childhood sexual abuse themes.

Australian Premiere

Writer-Director Carl Joseph E. Papa will be in attendance for a Q&A.

2024 Palm Springs International Film Festival – Nominee FIPRESCI Prize
2023 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival – Winner Best Film and Best Supporting Actress

“Combining clever ideas with a deep current of emotional honesty, this is an unusual and powerful film.” – Eye for Film 

“An excellent film that manages to reinvigorate the genre through its contextual uniqueness.” – Asian Movie Pulse

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