Ben Parzybok


The other Couch movie

It’s called Pinoy Sunday and it’s in Filipino and about a different couch. It looks awesome, and from what of it I can understand, it does have a bit in common with that other Couch. It’s going on the must-see list. From the synopsis:

PINOY SUNDAY tells the story of Manuel and Dado, two Filipino migrant workers who discover a discarded sofa. This transforms their normal Sunday into a tale of adventure, perseverance and self-discovery.
“MANUEL and DADO carry the couch out of the city and into the industrial hinterland. The adventure never stops; they further encounter a near-suicide attempt and an old man who offers to ferry them and their couch—only to bring them farther from their destination. Once back on track, they decide that following the river is the shortest way to their dormitory.”
The trailer looks just great. Laura and I lived and worked in Taiwan for a year  (where it takes place) and it’s really great to see the immigrant-worker life documented, especially in a couch-carrying way.

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson


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