It’s that time of the year again! Cinemalaya, one of the country’s biggest independent film events, is back to give you the best of modern Filipino cinema.
This year, there are 10 full-length films to be featured starting Friday, August 2, to Tuesday, August 13.
STAIL.PH gives you a rundown of this season’s much-awaited movies.
Ani by Kim Zuniga and Sandro Del Rosario
Ani (The Harvest) is a film by Kim Zuñiga and Sandro del Rosario. The story revolves around a boy and his toy robot who are in search of enchanted grains that will spare the life of the kid’s feeble granddad.
Children of the River by Maricel Cabrera-Cariaga
Children of the River, a film by Maricel Cabrera-Cariaga is about four kids who have sworn to stand by each other’s side no matter what. One phone call changes their lives completely.
Belle Douleur (A Beautiful Pain) by Joji V. Alonso
Joji V. Alonso’s Belle Douleur follow the journey of a woman (Mylene Dizon) who breaks free from the confines of society to find her happiness.
Fuccbois by Eduardo Roy Jr.
Eduardo Roy Jr.’s FUCCBOIS is a tale of two aspiring actors who become famous in the most twisted and unexpected way.
Edward by Thop Nazareno
Edward by Thop Nazareno is a story of a young man who has to take care of his ailing father in a public hospital.
Iska by Theodore Boborol
TV and movie director Theodore Boborol’s Iska is about a grandmother struggles to keep her autistic grandchild despite being deemed an unfit guardian by the government.
Tabon by Xian Lim
Actor Xian Lim’s first Cinemalaya entry is a psychological film about suspects who are accused of a crime they swore they did not commit.