DAILY NEWS BULLETIN
Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
August 5, 2017
SATURDAY, August 5, at the 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival presents seven full-length entries and six short features for the Main Competition, one documentary for the Dokyu section, one Japanese film and one Thai film for Visions of Asia, two Filipino indie films for Indie Nation and one Best of the Festivals featured film.
For the full-length competition, "Requited" by Nerissa Picadizo, "Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha (The Family That Doesn't Weep)" by Mes de Guzman, "Sa Gabing Nanahimik Ang Mga Kuliglig (Clouds of Plague)" by Iar Arondaing, "Kiko Boksingero" by Thop Nazareno, "Baconaua" by Joseph Israel Laban Jr., "Nabubulok (The Decaying)" by Sonny Calvento and "Bagahe" by Zig Dulay premiere this Saturday.
"Requited," a film about an ailing biker who takes to the trail for one last adventure which pits him against nature and the woman he desires, will be shown at 10 a.m., while "Sa Gabing Nanahimik Ang Mga Kuliglig (Clouds of Plague)," a film on how a woman's confession to murder hurls a priest and an altar boy into a maelstrom of conflicting emotions and the need to be righteous, will be at 12:45 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., "Nabubulok" follows after a husband who takes flight when his wife goes missing. At 9p.m., an OFW rids herself of unwanted baggage on the flight back home in "Bagahe." These four full-lengths will be screened at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) will offer "Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha (The Family That Doesn't Weep)," a film about a desperate woman who is looking for the famous family that doesn't weep so she can reunite with her own family, at 10a.m.; "Kiko Boksingero," tackling how loss and grief brings a father and his young son together, at 12:45p.m.
"Baconaua," a film about a young lady who mulls whether to have her father officially declared dead after missing at sea three months ago amidst mysticism and realities around him, will be shown at 3:30 p.m., at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater).
Six short features - collectively known as Shorts B - include "Juana And The Sacred Shore" by Antonne Santiago, "Maria" by Jaime Habac Jr., "Nakaw" by Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo; "Bawod (Bent)" by TM Malones, "Nakauwi Na (Home)" by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar. They will be screened at 3:30p.m. at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).
For the Visions of Asia, catch "Poolsideman" by Japanese director Hirobumi Watanabe and "Turah" by Indonesian director Wicaksono Winsu Legewo.
“Poolsideman” takes viewers to the suburb north of Tokyo where Yusuke Mizuhara works as a lifeguard at a swimming pool and leads a monotonous life until he goes to another pool as a replacement guard. The film will be screened at 6:15p.m., with director Hirobumi Watanabe gracing the premiere of his film at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).
Indonesian director Wicaksono Winsu Legewo tackles the life of the Kampung Tirang residents who live in dilapidated shacks and earn just enough for their next meal in “Turah,” which will be shown at 12:45 p.m., at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater).
Indie Nation offers back to back screening of "Alipato" by Khavn Dela Cruz and "Best.Partee.Ever." by Howard Yambao at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater), at 6:15 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively. "Alipato" is a film on a gang of 10-year-old rogues who ended with 20 years of imprisonment after a failed bank robbery and began to disappear one by one after they were released, while "Best.Partee.Ever." narrates about a young, affluent gay man who spends five years in a city jail while hearing his case for drug pushing and becomes the ring leader to a group of gay inmates.
Best of the Festivals features "Women of the Weeping River" by Sheron Dayoc at 9 p.m., at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. It tells about Satra, a widow, caught in an escalating blood feud stretching back generations and secretly meets up with the matriarch of the rival clan to seek possible reconciliation.
Tanghalang Manuel Conde is the venue for the Ika-29 Gawad Alternatibo competition. Catch the entries for short feature, animation, experimental and documentary category.
For more information, please contact the Media Arts Division at 832-1125 loc. 1705, 1712, visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, and follow the Cinemalaya official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account. For ticket inquiries, you can call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.
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