THE INVISIBLE MONSTER

Directed by Guillermo Fesser Perez de Petinto

Produced by Javier Fesser Perez de Petinto

Spain, 2020

29 min

Aminodin's father always smiles because he says "happy people live longer". That's why, at eight years old, Aminodin puts his best smile while working at the Papandayan dump, where he lives with his family. Her cousin Aliman, on the other hand, lost his when bombs started falling from the sky in the city of Marawi.

Who knew in a sea of trash you could find pure happiness. Guillermo Fesser Perez de Petinto and Javier Fesser Perez de Petinto, that’s who. This beautiful film has a documentary-like feel which makes it seem as though you are blurring the lines between story and reality. The truth is that this is the reality for so many around the world or perhaps something close to it. But happiness and joy can thrive anywhere with the right outlook. “Aminodin's father always smiles because he says "happy people live longer". That's why, at eight years old, Aminodin puts on his best smile while working at the Papandayan dump, where he lives with his family.” If you are looking for a feel-good film with a unique yet powerful approach, look no further.

— Elle Shaw, Programmer