FILIPINO FILMMAKER IN SPAIN: A JOURNAL PART II
Continuation from Part 1…
PART 2: A JUMP INTO THE VOID
Written by: BOMBI PLATA
Edited by: Katrina Tan
Despite the doubts, I cannot deny the fact that this was a very special project I cannot turn my back onto. Upon reaching Bilbao, Spain, two major problems presented themselves right away. Spain’s guardia civil (think Jose Rizal) detained us when they uncovered the “sword of Loyola” from Leo Velasco’s (Production Designer) luggage. While the people in the arrival department of the airport started to thin out, we were held for questioning as we waited nervously. They asked us to open all the baggage that was with us, and assemble all the props that we have brought in front of them . When they got convinced that the swords have blunt edges, and after proper documents were presented, they eventually let us “indios” out of our “carcel”.
The Sword of Ignacio, which was detained…
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