Liryc De La Cruz
Liryc Dela Cruz is a filmmaker from Tupi, South Cotabato in Mindanao, Philippines and now based in Rome, Italy. His works were selected and screened in different international film festivals and art events. His films are thematically related to his origins, history, and personal psychology. He was a collaborator of Philippine independent filmmaker Lav Diaz and a student of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. He is also considered as one of the representatives of the slow cinema movement. He worked with Mediterranean Film Festival in Rome as the coordinator of Methexis Project, an initiative that gathers selected young film students in the Mediterranean to convene for the Premio Methexis during the film festival. Recently, he got selected as one of the young emerging filmmakers to represent Italy in Berlinale Talents during the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.