Scene from the film Ex Press
Scene from the film Ex Press
Scene from the film Ex Press
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Ex Press

  • Philippines

A passenger train travels across the landscape of the Philippines, while a monologue description of the journey presents fragments of memory and fantasy that look back at the country’s past. This graduate film by debuting filmmaker Jet Leyco is not based on a fixed script, but was made intuitively and spontaneously on location. Documentary approaches are mixed with stages elements in order to create a hypnotic mixture at whose centre lies the search for the unexplained resignation of the police officers defending the train against vandals.


  • Original title
    Ex Press
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jet Leyco
  • DOP
    Jet Leyco
  • Editing
    Jet Leyco
  • Music
    Jet Leyco
  • Sound
    Jet Leyco
  • Duration
    95 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Philippines
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam
    • Jogja-NETPAC Film Festival
    • 16th Jihlava International Documentary FF
    • Montreal International Documentary FF
    • 12th Osian Film Festival for Indian and Arab Cinema
    • 13th Jeonju International FF
    • Open City Documentary FF
    • Cinemalaya Film Festival
    • 4th .MOV International FF
    • Yamagata International FF
  • Awards
    • Special Jury Prize, 13th Jeonju IFF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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