- Asia Premiere
Special Programs < New Action! Southeast Asia >
Director: Avid LIONGOREN
2016｜Philippines, France｜94min｜Language: English, Filipino｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/4 (Sat)||14:45 *Sold Out||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
|3/12 (Sun)||21:15||Umeda Burg 7: Theater3||◎|
- Enzo MARCOS
“Saving Sally” tells, what on the surface, seems to be a simple love story. Marty, an aspiring comic book artist who lives in Manila, has fallen in love with his best friend Sally, a gadget inventor. She saved him from bullies when they were both in high school and over time she became the centre of Marty's universe, which is a colourful and imaginative place. Manila is shown in the style of a comic book with lots of colours and exaggerated images while Marty imagines all of the people that he and Sally dislike and all of the people standing in the way of their romance as monsters, which is how they appear on screen. Will Marty and Sally get to be together? Audiences will be thrilled to find out, in a film similar in style to “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”, but do not be fooled by the cartoon characters on screen: dark themes such as abuse and the need to escape from the harshness of reality are present and lend weight to the narrative.