Luzonensis is a prehistoric hominid who is about to leave overseas to be a migrant worker. Hours before departing, he discovers that his passport is missing. Together with his father, they retrace their path to find it. Luzonensis ponders on who he is and his place in the Philippines as their backs ache along the way
Glenn Barit is a Filipino filmmaker, sound designer, and scorer. His works often reflect identity, class struggle, and regionalism, usually in a playful form.
His short film “Aliens Ata” won him the NETPAC Jury Prize in the Cinemalaya Independent FF 2017 and the FAMAS Grand Jury Prize 2018.
“Cleaners”, his debut feature film, won Best Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Choice Award at the QCinema IFF 2019. It also won Best Picture and 5 other awards at Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2020. It also bagged the FAMAS Best Screenplay 2020. It has since screened in Busan IFF, Taipei Golden Horse FF and Torino FF among others. CNN Philippines Life deemed it as one of the best Filipino films of 2019.
His latest short film, “Luzonensis Osteoporosis” won NETPAC Jury Prize and Audience Choice Award at the QCinema IFF 2022.
He is an alumnus of Ricky Lee’s Scriptwriting Workshop in 2018 and Bucheon Fantastic Film School in 2020.
A Q&A panel with the filmmakers will take place after the screening. Larger Than Life sheds light on…