Grandma Loleng

  • Short
  • 2016
  • 8 Minutes
  • Philippines
  • Language: Tagalog and Japanese

A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she once again meet Grandma Loleng, a senile relative and Christmas lantern artisan. together, they'll explore Grandma Loleng's landscape of memories, only to unearth her deepest wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.

Director: Che Tagyamon

Screenwriter: Che Tagyamon



2016: Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Film Festival: Breakthrough Film of the Year

Cultural center of the Philippines Film and Video: Best Animated Short

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Che Tagyamon

DOP / Camera: Steven Evangelio, Glenn Barit

Music: Glenn Barit, Ian Bondoc

Sound: Yves Patron

Editor: Che Tagyamon

Producer: Jane Tagyamon

Cast: Lui Manansala, Mariel Urbiztondo, Hiroshi Ega, Isabel Quesada, Renaissance Tuason


Che Tagyamon

Che Tagyamon is a 21-year old filmmaker and animator from the Philippines. Her short film Mumu (Ghost) was awarded Best Picture in the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2015. Her animated thesis film Lola Loleng (Grandma Loleng) has been screened at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival and at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film festival to name a few.

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