This indie film was previously screened as a work in progress called Voice, Tilted Screens, and Extended Scenes of Loneliness: Filipinos in High Definition during the 2007 Cinemanila International Film Festival. It had its world premiere in Rotterdam (single screen) and Berlin Forum Expanded (multi-channel).
After director John Torres added a few more scenes to the film, its final version was screened first in Singapore. Its alternative title is Taon noong ako'y anak sa labas.
Years When I was a Child Outside is at once a
meditation. It is a meta-film that unravels a journey, a chronicle of stories
through foreign regions. It is a probing letter from outside circles, an honest
account of illegitimate views from uneven terrain, and a narrative-driven
exploration of the nooks and peripheries of the body, geography, and weather.
As the journey progresses, the film increasingly traverses the countries of revelation,
film, and heart to where all journeys are meant to end.
SYNOPSIS. The film is about the relationship between father and son. Rodolfo Torres was a successful author and seller of self-help books, whose publishing empire eventually collapsed. After this disaster for the family, it turns out that this father has another complete family with a wife and children. It is upon this revelation that his son decides to flee the house.
Years When I was a Child Outside(2008)
Directed by John Torres
Cast: Donna Miranda, Ian Lomongo, Chico Pace, Mario Limonta
Screening dates: August 20-26, 2008
Venue: IndieSine, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue