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PEKTUS

Pektus tells the story of a day in the lives of two men in the city -both proud, indifferent, and bound by the confines of their milieu and their choices in life- and their incidental yet preordained meeting in a one-way alley that would change their lives thereafter. Raising questions of how far people have control over what happens in their lives, the film seeks to explore circumstance versus choice, breaking points, and second chances.
 
GENRE/RATING: ACTION, BLACK COMEDY | PG

NAKAUWI NA

After years of separation and longing; Ramon visits Doroteo, his brother, hoping to make up for the lost time that they could have spent with each other.

GENRE/RATING: Drama | G

 

MANSYONG PAPEL

Linda, in her 70s, is a Chinese citizen who has been living in the Philippines since the Japanese occupation of their homeland.  For a while, it was like she was building the perfect Chinese Family raising three children together with her Husband, Felipe, and a business tycoon who worked hard to increase their wealth to millions.  A mysterious phone call from the unknown shaken their home that leads to their bankruptcy.  Tragically, Felipe went in come for 7 years and left Linda devastated.  She tries to keep her family together until a revelation totally broke their home apart.

BUGTAW

Arman and Leo, two young boys and best friends living in the province, share a common past-time: writing down any dreams that they have and discussing them together for no reason at all.  On his way to their next meeting, however, Arman realizes that he is being followed by someone who might be haunting the dreams he refuses to reveal.

GENRE/RATING: FANTASY, DRAMA

ANG MAANGAS, ANG MARIKIT AT ANG MAKATA

Ang Maangas, ang Marikit at ang Makata (The Cool, the Fool, and the Lovely) is a one-act play for film about the characters meeting on an ordinary day.  Alfonso, a warrior from the Other Side goes to town in search of the Captain for a payment that is owed to him.  He arrived at the house seeing Liwliw, the Captain’s daughter practicing her dance.  Complications arise when Delfin, a passionate poet, serenades the young lady.
 
GENRE/RATING : COMEDY | PG

Gatilyo ng Baril

Year 1983:  Ms. Estrella investigates the case of Carlito Dimahilig, the assassin who attempted to kill Imelda Marcos. 

Running time: 9 minutes

Sanctissima

Marisa lives alone in the dark with an even darker secret. 

Running Time: 15 minutes

Nenok

Nenok, a nine-year-old street kid in Malolos, Bulacan adopts the city’s historic Barasoain Church as a temporary home and his personal space for mischief to the distress and annoyance of Mang Johnny, the stern parish groundskeeper.

Running Time: 19 minutes

Kyel

A troubled man finds his own cure in the vast darkness of his room.  Trying to persuade his lover to come back, he discovers a new form of therapy-- his greatest ordeal, a terrible encounter he has to escape from. 

Running Time: 18:21 minutes

Apasol (Chasing Sun)

An afternoon of love and farewell as Mark and El spend their last afternoon together wishing on a tree, waiting to fade with the sun. 

Running Time:  19 minutes

Language:          Chavacano de Zamboanga

Production:        Hombrella Pictures, Cinema Atenista

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