Isaak

Isaak

Center for New CinemaBased on a painting by Rembrandt, “The Sacrifice of Isaac,” the film is a meditation on the complex relations between fathers and sons. In two parallel stories, a son’s desire to be free is shown as he struggles from his father’s oppressive domination. This is shown on the one hand by a boy who watches over his father in his sickbed wishing to free himself from his father’s domineering presence; and on the other, a biblical Isaac who frees himself from Abraham’s intent to kill his own son.

Isaak

Synopsis

Center for New CinemaBased on a painting by Rembrandt, “The Sacrifice of Isaac,” the film is a meditation on the complex relations between fathers and sons. In two parallel stories, a son’s desire to be free is shown as he struggles from his father’s oppressive domination. This is shown on the one hand by a boy who watches over his father in his sickbed wishing to free himself from his father’s domineering presence; and on the other, a biblical Isaac who frees himself from Abraham’s intent to kill his own son.

Description

1996/ 35mm/ Color/ 10 mins/ Short Film

D/Sc: Nick Deocampo;
C: Yam Laranas;
E: Ricky Orellana;
So: Joey Agbayani;
M: Dodjie Fernandez
Cast: Chris Isaak, Tony Mabesa

 

Key Subject Areas:
Arts & Culture; Children & Young People; Family; Homosexuality; Human Rights; Identity; Literature; Psychology; Short Film