Film Festivals

Cinema One Originals Festival 2013

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Película>Pelikula: Spanish Film Festival 2013

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The 12th Spanish Film Festival runs from October 3 to 13 in Greenbelt 3, Makati City.

Encounters in the film: Meet Spanish Actress Alejandra Lorente

Alejandra Lorente acting career has developed mainly in theater and television. As a dramatic actress, her career has been focused mainly on  classical and musical theater, while in television she has appeared in shows with large audiences, such as “Amar en tiempos revueltos”  or “Gran Reserva”. She debuted in films directed by Fernando León de Aranoa in Princesses (2005). That same year she joined the cast of “Blues Havana”, Benito Zambrano. She came out in “Aquel no era yo” (2012), Winner of  Goya for best short film in the latest edition of the Goya Awards.

 

The Artist and the Model (2012)

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El artista y la modelo

Director: Fernando Trueba

Set somewhere in occupied France in the summer of 1943, not far from the Spanish border. An old renowned sculptor, tired of life and mankind’s folly, rediscovers the desire to work and sculpt his last piece thanks to the arrival of a young Spanish woman who has escaped from a refugee camp.

Extraterrestrial (2011)

 

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Extraterrestre

Director: Nacho Vigalondo

Two strangers wake up on the same bed without remembering anything from the previous night. Julio falls in love instantly; Julia, not at all. An awkward situation made even more awkward given the fact that the two can’t leave the flat because of a UFO floating just above the city.

That Wasn’t Me (2012)

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Aquel no era yo

Director: Esteban Crespo

The film tells the story of Paula and Kaney, — one African child and a Spanish woman, who may have nothing in common, but that they will inevitably join their lives through a shot. Kaney is a child soldier in an African country. With him live many child soldiers, obeying the orders of the man who has become his father, General of the Rebel Army (Babou Cham)Paula is a Spanish aid worker who  arrived in Africa with her partner, Juanjo with the aim of helping and rescuing soldier chil dren who live there.At a border post, Paula and Kaney meet and that will be the starting point of this dramatic story, in a scenario of fear, violence, terror and redemption.A former child soldier from Sierra Leone once said. “Being a soldier is not difficult: either get used or be killed. The hardest thing is to live with your memories and be yourself again after having done the things you’ve done. “

A puerta fría (2012)

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Director: Xavi Puebla

Salva is a veteran sales rep who sells electronics for a living. From a star salesman, he is now in trouble with his company and unless he sells 200 television units in two days, he’s fired by the company. While participating in the most important electronics fair of the season, he asks for the help of a pretty usherette who devises a plan involving “Mr. Battleworth”.

Ghost Graduation (2012)

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Promocion fantasma

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera

A teacher with paranormal abilities helps a group of ghosts graduate high school.

De tu ventana a la mía (2012)

De tu ventana a la mía

Director: Paula Ortiz

Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives and they will have to pursue their happiness and fight for their dignity in a dark and hostile word.

Au revoir (2011)

Au revoir

Director: Toni Barrena

A journey in a car: memories, abstraction. Its not your story, not mine either. Its simply ours

Breakfast at Enriques (2012)

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Desayuno con Diadema

Director: Oscar Bernacer

Breakfast between two strangers. A train goes by.Will They dare take it.

Friendsheep (2010)

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Director: Jaime Maestro Sellés

Day after day, inside our furry friend’s head, the same thing is repeating over and over “A window cleaner wolf, who would have said it?” Despite being on tough times, luck and a good plan lead the wolf to get his dream job… an office full of succulent and sexy sheep. But dreams don’t go as expected.

Hanging from a Dream (2012)

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Colgados de un sueño

Director: Antonio P. Molero

In the mid fifties, the collector and painter Fernando Zobel arrived in Spain and is fascinated by the younger generation of Spanish abstract artists, virtually ignored in our country. Convinced of the importance of these artists, he began to collect their works and created the idea to display it to the national and international ​​public. This marked the Toledo project, the city that Zóbel imagined ideal for his collection. Until a young forester, who dreamed of one day to devote himself exclusively to art, proposes to  visit his city, Cuenca.

¡Atraco! (2012)

¡Atraco!

Director: Eduard Cortés

In 1856, a jewelry store located along the Gran Vía in central Madrid is robbed by two men. A crime investigation unfolds which not only results in the detention of two suspects but not all of the jewelry is recovered. As the authorities continue on their investigation, they soon realize that the missing pieces belonged to the collection of the late former first lady of Argentina, Evita Perón, and that the case was no longer a simple robbery but a case with strong undermining political motives involving leadership figures in both Spain and Argentina.

Snowflake, the White Gorilla (2011)

Snowflake, the White Gorilla

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Director: Andres Schaer

On a beautiful April day of 1966, the Zoo of Barcelona welcomed a new member of the family—an albino gorilla only one of its kind. He was given the name “Snowflake.” He is adored by the humans but his new companions in the zoo resent him for being different. In order to fit in, he decides to embark in a journey to find the “witch of the North” whom he believed could turn his color to black, just like everyone else’s. Inspired by real events.

Snowhite (2012)

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Blancanieves

Director: Pablo Berger

BLANCANIEVES is a gothic melodrama inspired by the Brothers’ Grimm tale. Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never met her mother, and she grew up being hated by her evil stepmother. She learned her father’s art, a famous bullfighter, and one day she ran away to become a legend. Set in 1920s south of Spain, BLANCANIEVES is a tribute to silent films.

O apostolo (2012)

O apostolo

Director: Fernando Cortizo

A convict who escaped from jail takes off to a remote village to recover an old loot that was hidden years earlier. But what he finds there involves him in a fate much worse than the one he had been doomed to. Sinister old people, odd disappearances, spirits, a strange parish priest and even the archpriest of Santiago de Compostela will all meet in a tale full of terror, humour, and fantasy.

Días de vinilo (2012)

Dias de Vinilo

Director: Gabriel Nesci

Damian, Marcelo, Luciano and Facundo are childhood friends who are now in their 30s, their relationship stemming from a common love for music and the ladies. Damian is a writer and a scriptwriter who, in order to recover the affections of his ex, writes a screenplay whose only copy has fallen into the hands of Vera, a strong-willed woman who seems to be determined to interfere in Damian’s life and change it.

Samurai (2012)

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Director: Gaspar Scheuer

Takeo is a young Japanese immigrant living with his family in a remote part of Argentina . His grandfather recounts to him the story of Saigo, a samurai who led a rebellion against the Japanese emperor of his time and who, according to legend escaped death and went off to live in a far away place.

Días de pesca en Patagonia (2012)

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Días de pesca

Director: Carlos Sorín

Marco Tucci is the standard tourist type, on his way to Puerto Deseado where he intends to fish for sharks. Or at least, this is the way he looks. But he is not well trained for game fishing and this fifty-two old traveling salesman seems a bit frail for the task. Couldn’t he have a hidden agenda? Didn’t he go for a 2099 km drive all the way from Buenos Aires to Patagonia because Ana, his estranged daughter, lives there, with a view to reconnecting with her.

The Mexican Suitcase (2011)

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La maleta mexicana

Director: Trisha Ziff

The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War negatives by the legendary photographer Robert Capa and fellow photographers Gerda Taro and David “Chim” Seymour.

La última película (2013)

La última película

Director: Raya Martin, Mark Peranson

A famous American filmmaker travels to the Yucatán (Mexico) to scout locations for his last movie. The Mayan Apocalypse intercedes.

 

SCREENING SCHEDULE

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Film Festivals

Cinemalaya 2013

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Now on its 9th year, Cinemalaya 2013 will run from July 26 to August 4, 2013 in CCP theaters, Trinoma, Greenbelt, and Alabang Town Center Cinemas.

 

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE

AMOR Y MUERTE

Director: Cesar Evangelista
Cast: Althea Vega, Markki Stroem, Adrian Sebastian, and Ama Quiambao. Also starring: Mico Palanca, Kuya Manzano, Amante Pulido.

Set in 16th century, “Amor Y Muerte” (means “love and death”) is an examination of the initial encounter between the Indios (natives) and their colonizers (Spaniards) and their conflicting views on love, passion, religion, and sexuality. WATCH THE TRAILER

LIARS

Director: Gil Portes
Cast: Alessandra de Rossi, Jan Harley Hicana, John Michael Bonapos, Cris Villanueva, Richard Quan, Jim Rocky Tangco, Sue Prado, Dax Alejandro, and Arnold Reyes

Based on a real-life sports scandal, “LIARS” traces the incredible rise and the humiliating fall of a humble Filipino baseball team of young boys in an international baseball competition in 1990s. WATCH THE TRAILER

SANA DATI

Writer & Director: Jerrold Tarog
Cast: Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Benjamin Alves, Ria Garcia, and TJ Trinidad

Sana Dati is a love story about a woman whose wedding is thrown into disarray when a mysterious person arrives and reminds her of the man she really loves. WATCH THE TRAILER

PORNO

Director: Adolfo Alix Jr.
Cast: Angel Aquino, Carlo Aquino, Rosanna Roces, and Yul Servo

Porno is a powerful story about individuals linked by pornography. Three souls, one explicit illusion. To find the ultimate joy in their empty lives. A safe haven, where passion and love mean humanity, ecstasy means enlightenment; and the soul is the ultimate arbiter of the truth. WATCH THE TRAILER

EKSTRA (THE BIT PLAYER)

Director: Jeffrey Jeturian
Cast: Vilma Santos, Marlon Rivera, Vincent de Jesus, Ruby Ruiz, Tart Carlo

A socio-realist drama-comedy film, which follows a seemingly usual day in the life of LOIDA MALABANAN as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on, we get a glimpse of the truth in the ruling system of the production as well as the exploitation on the marginalized laborers like her. WATCH THE TRAILER

 

NEW BREED CATEGORY

THE DIPLOMAT HOTEL

Writer & Director: Christopher Ad Castillo
Cast: Gretchen Barretto, Art Acuña, Mon Confiado, Joel Torre, Nico Antonio, Chanel Latorre, Abe Pagtama, Sarah Gaugler

A disgraced reporter seeks redemption by leading his documentary crew to spend one night and tell the story of what really happened at the haunted and infamous The Diplomat Hotel (Baguio City). WATCH THE TRAILER

TRANSIT

Writer & Director: Hannah Espia
Cast: Ping Medina, Irma Adlawan, Mercedes Cabral, Marc Justine Alvarez, Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Transit begins and ends in an airport during a father and son’s transit flight from Tel Aviv to Manila.  It tells the story of Moises, a Filipino single-dad working as a caregiver in Herzliya, Israel, who comes home to his son Joshua’s 4th birthday.  It was on that day that Moises, together with their Filipino neighbors, Janet and her daughter Yael, find out that the Israeli government is going to deport children of foreign workers.  Afraid of the new law, Moises and Janet decide to hide their children from the immigration police by making them stay inside the house. WATCH THE TRAILER

NUWEBE

Writer & Director: Joseph Israel Laban
Cast: Nadine Samonte, Jake Cuenca, Anita Linda, Manny Castañeda, Mikael Liwag, Barbara Miguel

Inspired by the actual story of one of the youngest mothers in Philippine history, “Nuwebe” follows the story of Krista who at the tender age of 9 got pregnant from the sexual abuse perpetrated by her own father… Her story is complex. Krista refuses to see herself as a victim. With an almost documentary style, “Siyam” follows Krista’s story as she demonstrates a level of resilience uncommon to her age.  Her mother on the other hand is torn between her love for her child and her love for her husband. WATCH THE TRAILER

REKORDER

Director: Mikhail Red
Cast: Ronnie Quizon, Suzette Ranillo, Earl Ignacio, Abe Pagtama, Mike Lloren, Joe Gruta, Belinda Mariano

Rekorder tells the story of a former 1980’s film cameraman who now currently works as a movie pirate operating in present day Manila. He routinely smuggles a digital camcorder into movie theaters in order to illegally record films. One night he records something else… And the footage goes viral. WATCH THE TRAILER

BABAGWA (THE SPIDER’S LAIR)

Director: Jason Paul Laxamana
Cast: Alex Vincent Medina, Joey Paras, Alma Concepcion

An internet scammer falls in love with a rich old maid while trying to swindle her using a fake Facebook profile. WATCH THE TRAILER

QUICK CHANGE

Director: Eduardo Roy, Jr.
Cast: Mimi Juareza, Junjun Quintana, Miggs Cuaderno, Natashia Yumi, Felipe Martinez, John Relucio, Giggle Esmeralda, Francine Garcia, Rolando Inocencio

Dorina believes she is a lady incarcerated inside a male body. She’s got herself a flourishing career, albeit in an illegal cosmetic surgery business. She is a mother figure to Hero, her eight year old nephew. She acts as a devoted wife to Uno. Between her job and her family, Dorina feels that she is one lucky woman. Until Uno falls in love with another tranny. WATCH THE TRAILER

PUROK 7

Director: Carlo Obispo
Cast: Krystel Valentino, Miggs Cuaderno, Arnold Reyes, Angeli Bayani, Jean Judith Javier, Carlon Matobato, Olive Nieto, Karen Haniel, Max Celada, Aaron Ching, Sheenly Gener, Julian Trono

A countryside dramedy (drama-comedy) that follows 14-year-old Diana and her younger brother who live by themselves after their mother went abroad and their father lived with another woman. Set in a remote purok, where people display positive outlook in life despite daily struggles, the film features the light side of country lifestyle as the main characters take advantage of the fun and thrills of the town festival to take hold of their sweet childhood. WATCH THE TRAILER

DAVID F.

Director: Emmanuel Quindo Palo
Cast: Eula Valdes, Sid Lucero, Quester Hannah, Art Acuña, Anita Linda, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Mitch Valdez, Rocky Salumbides, Jess Mendoza, Will Devaughn, Mariella Castillo, Dax Martin

David F is written as a triptych with 3 short stories hinged together by the story of David Fagan, a real life historical character in the early 1900’s. The film is a fictionalized account of an African-American soldier, David F, who defected to the Filipino revolutionaries during the Filipino-American war. WATCH THE TRAILER

DEBOSYON

Director: Alvin Yapan
Cast: Paulo Avelino, Mara Lopez, Ramona Rañeses, Roy Dominguiano

Mando, a Bicolano devotee of Ina, Virgin of Peñafrancia, injures himself. He will be nursed back to health by a mysterious woman, Salome, living at the foot of Mount Mayon. They will fall in love with each other. Salome holds a secret that will devastate Mando’s love for her; while Mando relies on his devotion to the Virgin of Peñafrancia to lift a curse that involves his life. WATCH THE TRAILER

INSTANT MOMMY

Director: Leo Abaya
Cast: Eugene Domingo, Rico J. Puno, Luis Alandy, Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Tuesday Vargas, Matt Evans, Jojit Lorenzo, Nicco Manalo, Yuki Matsuzaki

Story of a summer’s journey of Bechayda amidst a highly visualized world where the video screen reigns supreme. Bechayda is a wardrobe mistress in TV commercials who pretends to be pregnant to keep her Japanese fiance. WATCH THE TRAILER

 

SCREENING SCHEDULE

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Film Festivals

Eiga Sai 2013

Japanese Film Festival Eiga Sai 2013 runs from July 4-14 at Cinema 2 of Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza. Admission is free. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.

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About Her Brother (2010)
“Otôto” (original title) | Drama
Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Ryo Kase, Yû Aoi, Yuriko Ishida

Ginko seems to be living the good life: She’s the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu’s wedding day also brings homes Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed actor and a hard drinker who shows up causing trouble. Having covered for him all her life, Ginko is ready to disown her burdensome younger brother, but some things are easier said than done.

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Confessions (2010)
“Kokuhaku” (original title) | Thriller
Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada

High school teacher Moriguchi Yuko came up with a twisty master plan to avenge the death of her daughter whom she believes was murdered by two students in her class.

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Dear Doctor (2009)
“Dia dokutâ” (original title) | Drama
Director: Miwa Nishikawa
Stars: Tsurube Shôfukutei, Eita, Teruyuki Kagawa

After examining widow Kazuko, Ino learns she has a terminal condition. Kazuko asks him to lie about her illness, but before long, he mysteriously disappears.

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Rinco’s Restaurant (2010)
“Shokudo katatsumuri” (original title) | Drama
Director: Mai Tominaga
Stars: Kyôko Enami, Hikari Mitsushima, Tomokazu Miura

After a bad breakup, a young woman leaves the big city and returns to her hometown and opens a menuless restaurant.

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Always – Sunset on Third Street (2005)
“Always san-chôme no yûhi” (original title) | Drama, Family
Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Maki Horikita, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shin’ichi Tsutsumi

Tells the interweaving stories of community residents at the time the famous Tokyo Tower was being constructed.

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Parade (2009)
“Parêdo” (original title) | Drama
Director: Isao Yukisada
Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Karina, Shihori Kanjiya, Kento Hayashi

Four youths share a two bedroom apartment in a corner of Tokyo. A series of assault cases occur in the same district. Eighteen year old Satoru, a male prostitute, joins them as a new house mate. Their daily life slowly starts to change.

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Kamui (2009)
“Kamui gaiden” (original title) | Action, Drama
Director: Yôichi Sai
Stars: Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Koyuki, Kaoru Kobayashi

A live action period film that portrays the fierce escape of the young Kamui from the Ninja world, hoping to find his own freedom.

Castle Under Fiery Skies

Castle Under Fiery Skies (2009)
“Katen no shiro” (original title) | Drama, History
Director: Mitsutoshi Tanaka
Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Shôzô Endô, Saki Fukuda

Takes place in 1575 Feudal Japan, the film depicts how Oda Nobunaga’s forces defeated Takeda Katsuyori when the Nagashino Castle was besieged. Years after, Oda Nobunada builds a lavish new castle to symbolize his unification of various factions.

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Mai Mai Miracle (2009)
“Maimai Shinko to sennen no mahô” (original title) | Animation
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Stars: Mayuko Fukuda, Manami Honjô, Jenya

Inspired by her grandfather’s stories, young Shinko embarks on wild flights of fancy about the history of the little town she lives in. But dreams can’t fend off the realities of growing up.

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Japan, Our Homeland (2007)
“Furusato Japan” (original title) | Animation, Drama, History
Director: Akio Nishizawa
Stars: Sayaka Hanamura, Maika Kawaguchi, Subaru Kimura

The 31st year of the Showa Era (1956) marked the tenth year since Japan’s defeat in World War II. It was when Japan took its first step out of post-war poverty to rejoin the international community. In old downtown Tokyo, a teacher and her students try to pass down Doyo (Japanese traditional children’s songs) as the root of Japanese cultural identity to the future generations.

 

Screening Schedule (Shang Cineplex Cinema 2)

July 4, 2013 (Thursday)

1:30pm – ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street
4:30pm – Castle under fiery skies
7:30pm – Confessions

July 5, 2013 (Friday)

1:30pm – ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 2
4:30pm – Rinco’s Restaurant
7:30pm – Parade

July 6, 2013 (Saturday)

1:30pm – Mai Mai Miracle
4:30pm – ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 3
7:30pm – About Her Brother

July 7, 2013 (Sunday)

1:30pm – Furusato -Japan
4:30pm – Dear Doctor
7:30pm – Rinco’s Restaurant

July 8, 2013 (Monday)

1:30pm – Castle under fiery skies
4:30pm – Confessions
7:30pm – KAMUI

July 9, 2013 (Tuesday)

1:30pm – Mai Mai Miracle
4:30pm –  ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street-
7:30pm – Parade

July 10, 2013 (Wednesday)

1:30pm – Furusato -Japan
4:30pm – About Her Brother
7:30pm – ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 2

July 11, 2013 (Thursday)

1:30pm – ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 3
4:30pm – Rinco’s Restaurant
7:30pm – Confessions

July 12, 2013 (Friday)

1:30pm – Castle under fiery skies
4:30pm – Parade
7:30pm – Dear Doctor

July 13, 2013 (Saturday)

1:30pm – Mai Mai Miracle
4:30pm – ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 2
7:30pm – KAMUI

July 14, 2013 (Sunday)

1:30pm – ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street
4:30pm – Rinco’s Restaurant
7:30pm – ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- 3

Film Festivals

18th French Film Festival

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The season for French cinema in the Philippines has arrived!

Presented by the Embassy of France to the Philippines, the Alliance française de Manille and Institut Français, under the French cultural program, FrancoPhil, the annual French Film Festival opens to the public from June 7 to 9, 2013 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas in Makati City. Read more.

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Film Festivals

Cinemalaya 2012 Short Feature Category

Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong

Director: Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

It is in the culture of the Filipinos that when a person dies, you can whisper and send your wishes to the dead.  The film is about a family who happens to take care of their ailing mother / grandmother. They see this as a burden in their lives and they wait for her death so they could whisper their wishes. WATCH TRAILER

As He Sleeps (Mientras Su Durmida)

Director: Sheron Dayoc

In sickness and in health, should marriage really be an unconditional partnership that should never be broken? Christina, in her 30’s, is married to Hector, a husband who’s paralyzed and therefore physically incompetent to consummate their marriage. She wants to liberate herself from a sexless union. Her needs as a woman are unfulfilled. But her love for Hector, and her commitment to him coupled with the dictates of her faith and marital vows, and her sympathy and care for her husband keeps her in “cage of marriage,” where she suffers in melancholic solitude, yet contemplates on freedom and rediscovering her true worth. WATCH TRAILER

Balintuna (Irony)

Director: Emmanuel Escalona Jr.

Two young boys who have met by fate are bound by the irony of their lives. Can two different people share the same story? And can each of them find his own escape? WATCH TRAILER

Bohe Son of the Waves

Director: Nadjouna Bansil

Sama Palau or commonly known as “Badjaos”, are the second Sea Gypsies in the world. They hail from the Southern parts of the Philippines to escape from conflicts and constant abuse from the pirates and ordinary folks. They find an island of hope called “Malitam Island”, a tiny patch of land in Southern Luzon. A new place for them to settle and keep. In this Island, five Badjao boys (Harun, Rasul, Manel, Jamil and Wahab) learn the value of mangroves so they plan to save their island from sinking due to harsh weather and other man-made causes. While they lack the money to buy the needed seedling, they decide to steel them at the sanctuary. Little did they know what they are about to lose. Will these seedlings become their tree of hope or will this hope drown their dreams for a stable home far from people who drove them away. The hope of these young sea gypsies will be the frustration of their elders. WATCH TRAILER

Manenaya (Waiting)

Director: Richard Legaspi

Manenaya is a story of a determined woman and her journey through life under the backdrop of the various landscapes of Pampanga. She brings with her a wooden casket for her husband, a victim of political killings. The film is a journey in search for truth and personal triumph through the challenges of life. WATCH TRAILER

Pasahero

Director: Mario Celada

You may look at it like:  “It is about a woman in a jeepney who keeps on babbling – sharing her ideals and personal issues – as if you are listening to a live commentary and an audio diary at the same time” OR “The passenger(s), the driver, the 10 Commandments, the window, the high tech lifestyle and the high tech love life, the rumors, the government, the reality TV shows, Death, the family…” WATCH TRAILER

Ruweda

Director: Hannah Espia

A drunk, cynical man is playing a coin toss game at the local town carnival. On his way home, he finds an engagement ring lying on the ground. He picks it up and considers himself lucky for getting something so expensive for free.  What he will never know is that it took two people’s misfortunes to pay the price of his day’s luck. WATCH TRAILER

Sarong Adlaw

Director: Marianito Dio Jr.

Mag-amang magsasaka sa isang liblib na lugar sa Kabikulan ang binubuno ang bawat araw.  Yumao ang asawa ng matandang magsasaka nang ipanganak ang kanilang panganay. Manunulat at makata ang nanay at namana ng lalaking anak ang hilig at ibig sa pagsususulat.  Dahil hikahos sa buhay at naiipit sa kapanglawan ng ama, ninais ng anak na ituloy ang pagsusulat, pag-aaral at paghahanap ng pag-asa sa Maynila. Kaya isang araw ay nagpaalam siya sa ama. Bagaman bakas ang pagtutol at pagkadismaya sa desisyon ng anak, sa huli ay sasang-ayon ang matandang magsasaka. WATCH TRAILER

Ulian (Senility)

Director: Chuck Gutierrez

Ulian centers on young Dayang and her Grandmother in their journey of self‐discoveries in unexpected circumstances. Together they explore each other’s consciousness to realize the most important thing about growing old and growing up. WATCH TRAILER

Victor

Director: Jarell M. Serencio

Life is a big show. For ten long years, Victor, a native in San Pedro Cutud,San Fernando, Pampanga, religiously offers himself to be nailed on the cross every Holy Week. Likeother people, this has been his long time “panata” for he believes that God will forgive him for all hissins and grant all his petitions after crucifying himself on the cross. But this film will show you theglaring realities of faith and beliefs and how Filipinos and foreigners embrace the tradition of “SemanaSanta” (holy week) as an attraction to this town. This film will leave you with questions on your own faith as well as Victor’s belief. Is he doing a divine sacrifice? Or it’s just part of his life’s big show? WATCH TRAILER

Screening Schedule

Cinemalaya 2012 New Breed (Full-Length) Category

Cinemalaya 2012 Directors Showcase