Raya Martin is a fearless storyteller and experimental filmmaker who draws culturally-charged / inquisitive inspirations from his Filipino roots. Buenas Noches, España follows suit to Martin’s narrative focus, and offers the audience an abundance of phantasmagoric imagery ranging from black-and-white to levels of extreme saturation. All of which plays off the odd and wondrously cryptic storyline:
“In another lifetime, a Spanish couple takes drugs and teleports through their television set. A troubled young man travels through the countryside and meets a lost woman. During the trip, they discover a museum housing the expatriated paintings of the most important Filipino artist of the revolution. Eventually, the Spanish couple disappears toward their colony. Inspired by one of the earliest teleportation accounts, which happened between the Philippines and Mexico during the colonial period.”
Check out the short teaser embedded down below!
Buenas Noches, España, 2011