Max Eigenmann, Bing Pimentel, Vance Larena, Claudia Enriquez
DIRECTOR Anna Isabelle Matutina
SCREENPLAY Anna Isabelle Matutina
EDITORS Michael Lacanilao, Anna Isabelle Matutina
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Jippy Pascua
SOUND DESIGNER Lamberto Casas, Jr.
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Marielle Hizon
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Jules Katanyag, Danzen Santos Katanyag
A single, 40-year-old woman discovers she is pregnant after breaking up with her boyfriend and must decide whether she wants to be a mother or not.
After ending her toxic relationship with her boyfriend Ben, 40-year-old Alice discovers she is pregnant. With her age and current relationship status, her first instinct is to have the pregnancy terminated. As her body undergoes dramatic changes, Alice struggles and needs to decide what to do. Will she slide back into the arms of Ben? What will this mean for the child growing inside her?
When I started writing 12 Weeks in late 2017, I was about to turn 40 and struggling with the likelihood of never having children. So I took to writing in order to confront my frustrations and feelings of inadequacy as well as reexamine my preconceived ideas about motherhood.
That journey was messy but cathartic, an earnest attempt to expose myself and my darkest thoughts. And though I still have no clear answers, I knew I had a story – one that I’ve always hoped to see in our own local cinema.
12 Weeks is not just a story about mothers but the modern Filipino woman who continues to struggle in a highly conservative and deeply patriarchal country where anti-woman laws continue to exist and misogyny is as blatant and common as your daily dose of midnight press conferences. It is about the women who struggle to give birth to the kind of world we want our children to live in.