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Manong ng Pa-Aling

Manong ng Pa-­Aling, directly translated as Man of Pa-­Aling, is the incredible story of man’s natural relationship with the ocean. And amidst physical frailty, and of his age, Manong decides what he will do next after retiring from his only known profession, to be a fisherman.

Islabodan

Caloy, a lone, apathetic plastic bottle collector, gets caught in the middle of two warring gangs which changes his disposition in life forever.

Aliens Ata

Two young brothers deal with the sudden loss of their father. Their overseas-filipino-worker mother goes back home for the funeral but will soon had to depart for work again. For kids, some things are hard to grasp that's why they look at the sky for answers. Could it be aliens?

Lola Loleng

A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her Grandmother Loleng - a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.

Sorry for the Inconvenience

JOSHUA, a timid teenager, comes home one night after beaten up by the school's bully. Feeling the urge to avenge himself, he decides to take matters into his own hands. But things don't go as planned. Now, he is left with no choice but to seek help from his policeman father.

Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25

Set during the launch of the first space shuttle of the Philippines - an ordinary old couple living in the suburbs attempts to go about their life during this strange day.

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

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