Plot: The Bonifacio siblings reunite when they find out their father is diagnosed with cancer. Strangers finding solace in one another, the young man and older woman begin an amazing friendship. In a failed diamond heist, two hopeless thieves hide out in an apartment taking a ten-year-old boy hostage. By essence it is a story about family movie wherein it challenges audiences to think about the extreme extents that they may do to defend and protect their families from oppression and corruption. Juliet a conservative pre-school teacher is a bride to be who befriends and hires Rome a liberated businesswoman as her wedding planner.
Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha Release date: August 4 Cinemalaya Film Festival Directed by: Mes De Guzman For the first time in her decades-long career, Sharon Cuneta makes her indie movie debut as Cora, a mother coping with the loss of her husband and children. When a mysterious intruder and a phone call coming from an empty unit begin taunting him. Painting a moving picture of how an abiding friendship can sometimes lead to love - and how we sometimes have to wrestle with our own demons to find their true self, 4 Days is achingly romantic and delicate. Following a recent heartbreak, her travels point not only to finding this mysterious admirer, but also leads to her finding herself. H Batacan, the film adaptation brings to life the Palanca-winning story of two Jesuit priests investigating a series of murders in the slums of Manila.
However, in the Philippines, it has become its own genre. The Cinemalaya competition also recognizes the work of short filmmakers. These films have a unique take on storytelling, often featuring deep but relatable characters, and offer a fresh perspective in contrast to cookie-cutter, run of the mill and predictable movies. The compelling drama follows her harrowing struggle, as well as the investigation that follows. The remaining hours show what happens to the characters following that heinous day. The radioman's story runs parallel to the tale of a student activist on the run with his activist girlfriend. Their films debut at the festival, together with in-competition , as well as various out-of-competition works.
It tries to go against the stigma that Philippine independent films are deeply symbolic and difficult to understand by showing films that are audience-friendly and easier to digest. In this movie, it exposes the secret world of the saka saka as it explores and interrogates the age-old conflict between lawful righteousness and violent revenge. Together, they get caught up in a string of petty exploits while managing to forge a stronger bond. Cast: Richard Gomez, Jinggoy Estrada, Snooky Serna, Iza Calzado, Emilio Garcia, Ryan Eigenman, Glaiza de Casto Director: Mel Chionglo Plot: Saka Saka is about two siblings Alex Abueg Falcon and Abner Abueg Marco , whose family and lives are shattered upon their initiation to the violent world of political assassins or saka saka. Plot: Ikaw ang Pag-ibig You Are Love is a religious family -drama film released by Star Cinema with Archdiocese of Caceres and Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center.
Helmed by award-winning Broadway production designer Loy Arcenas, the film boasts original music by Ryan Cayabyab and the Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a script penned by National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio. Pamilya Ordinaryo Mercury is Mine by Jason Paul Laxamana Hasmine Killip Pamilya Ordinaryo Dagsin Respeto by Treb Monteras Joseph Israel Laban Baconaua Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban Bagahe Noel Comia, Jr. Plot: Benjie Coco Martin works as a security guard at a condominium and requested the building administration to let him stay in the guards quarters. The first part is a story of a gay father to his lover son with a friend that had been cheated by her husband. Often playing the roles of a witch, white lady, and sometimes, even a ghost, Lilia stars as herself in this independent mockumentary film by Antoinette Jadaone.
Both Nicco Manalo and Emmanuelle Vera will reprise their roles as Sam and Isa, respectively, whose complicated relationship is central to the heartbreaking tale. . The film is one of 12 local films this August. Some of the actors we recognized from the teaser are Joey Paras, Thou Reyes and Ricky Davao. And in this article, we pay tribute to 5 of the indie movies that earned international acclaim: 1.
All live and recorded channels or videos posted on this website were hosted on third party streaming service and websites available freely on the internet. These days the majority of Filipino films which are made by big production companies tend to get a lot of criticism for showing the same predictable plots. To raise money for installation, Victor abandons farming and works as the housekeeper of a wealthy childhood friend who has become extremely successful after undergoing a series of installations. When he comes home to the country for Christmas, he is given a cold greeting by his mother Dawn Zulueta , with the addition of an overall dysfunctional family. Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers. Official entry at Sineng Pambansa All Masters Series Film Festival. It also aims to invigorate the Philippine filmmaking by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers.
However, a number of great films are being made in the country by independent production teams, directors, writers, and actors. Through the years, our Pinoy love for movies has spawned many celebrated indie film festivals such as the widely acclaimed Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, as well as Cinema One Originals, Cinemanila International Film Festival, and other regional film festivals in different parts of the Philippines. Bang Bang Alley is a 3-part crime drama anthology directed by Ely Buendia, Yan Yuzon and King Palisoc, and produced by Ely Buendia under Curve Entertainment. There he hopes upon a lonely bright star. Exploring the conflict between the traditional and contemporary identity of the Filipino, the film stars Rachel Alejandro, Paolo Avelino, and Joanna Ampil. This leads up to a fictional awards night where she gets nominated as Best Supporting Actress after 30-years in the industry.
Its aim is the development and promotion of. Deadma Walking by Julius Alfonso A Palanca-winning screenplay, the film follows two gay best friends who embark on a hilarity-induced pursuit to fake one of their deaths. Ed and the rest of the family struggle to help Irene while they all deal with her condition. If afilm didn't make the cut just based on the script, they still have a shot at getting the full-length film screened again during the second round. Plot: Jay is the name of the two protagonists in the film, one is living, the other dead. Iadya Mo Kami 2016 Iadya Mo Kami is an indie film that follows Father Greg Allen Dizon , a priest, to his reassignment in a parish up in the mountains. Directed by Hannah Espia, this is her first full-length film.