How to Disappear Completely (2013)
Genre: Drama | Horror | Experimental
Country: Philippines | Director: Raya Martin
Language: Filipino | Subtitles: English (Hardcoded)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 79mn
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In Raya Martin’s thuggish fable of disengagement, a teenage girl grows distant from her parents before possibly vanishing altogether. But this is no angst drama. It’s defiance against a kind of ordered existence, treating death like a game, living life in a soft-focus daze, ready to evaporate if pushed far enough. The girl and all the other faceless kids wander numbly in slow motion through the brush, through the parental jabber, only the electronic drone keeping them from losing their bearings.
The experimental films of Raya Martin have occasionally been described as ‘visual LSD trips’. Here, he sticks to a more realistic style, yet nevertheless allows dream and reality to mingle effortlessly. He juxtaposes horror à la The Blair Witch Project with documentary-like scenes. The colourful totality is held together by a fantastic electro soundscape, both light and alarming at the same time.