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  • “Kusina” (The Kitchen) is the silent witness to the life and love of Juanita. It is her sanctuary, the place where she creates dishes for her family, her friends, even enemies and strangers. Through cooking, she gets to know the people around her,...
  • Disrespected by his teenage son, a 40-year-old High School dropout tries to solve this problem by returning to school which only makes his son hate him even more. Amidst the struggle between them, an unexpected event changes everything.
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    LOGLINE: In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an escaped prisoner finds his mother and his ex- girlfriend in a plan to flee the city. But when his mother insists on staying, his newfound freedom and even his life are eventually jeopardized.
  • 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:          ...
  • Year 1983:  Ms. Estrella investigates the case of Carlito Dimahilig, the assassin who attempted to kill Imelda Marcos.  Running time: 9 minutes
  • 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...
  • When extreme devotion and unconditional love collide, a mother and her daughter find their escape out of the loophole that binds them together. Running Time: 19:23 minutes
  • Cinta Dela Cruz, a middle-aged faded actress tries to relive her glorious days as a movie star in the 1970s by watching films at home every day.  One day during an earthquake, something breaks into her window and wakes her up from her Hollywood...
  • During a performance, a ventriloquist suddenly finds himself talking with his past.  Will he continue the conversation or remain tight-lipped from a voice long kept? Running Time: 5:44 minutes 
  • Somewhere in Kyoto, Mr. and Mrs. Nakamura makes scented bags for a living.  One night, when the husband takes a walk alone, he finds an old man lying helpless on the street.  He takes the old man to his house and offers a night’s lodging...
  • A lost film buried beneath the killing fields reveals different versions of the truth. The Last Reel is a contemporary story about love, family and ghosts of Cambodia’s past. (The Black Dragon Award, Udine Film Festival, 2015) Running Time:  ...
  • Having just entered puberty, bride (Dilan Aksüt) had been forced to marry with groom (Ilyas Salman) who is more than fifty years older than her and who just returned to his hometown after doing years of jail time. Sitting in the nuptial chamber with...
  • Manila is besieged by the worst typhoon to hit the country. Talk of the world coming to an end hangs in the air. And five men find themselves stranded inside a police station with a prisoner who may or may not be the devil. It’s going to...
  • When Rachel and her parents took her aunt Mara to their hometown, they thought the trip would help Mara deal with the early onset of Dementia.  But as Mara begins to recall places and faces, something else has returned. Is it just her illness...
  • A hard-working father tries his best to raise a young daughter alone in a rural area, but he is ill-prepared for what fate throws their way. 90mins/2014  
  • Lorna is a sixty year old woman who is constantly searching for the right man, having failed at so many relationships. Having lived close to a lifetime alone, she decides to take another stab at moving on and more importantly, love....
  • Pagpagis a story of love and survival in one of the most dangerous landfill slums located in Manila, Philippines. Perla, a 70-year-old ‘pagpag’--garbage food--vendor, seeks a better life for her granddaughter, and financial relief for herself, by...
  • Dominic, a handsome, charming high school student lies comatose on a hospital bed after he attempts suicide, as his mother Magdalena, a stern, beautiful woman in her late thirties talks the incident through with an ER doctor.  ...
  • On November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan claimed the lives of Nick and Chai Quieta’s four children, leaving them with nothing but each other and a house torn to pieces. Now, four months later, we step inside the Quieta home and observe how they cope...
  • At one level, there are four subjects in this documentary: Brillante Mendoza– ultra neo-realist and pioneer in the regionalisation of Philippine Cinema; Pen-Ek Ratanaruang–American-educated “isolated man” and improvisational Thai New Wave auteur;...
  • Sabrina Ongkiko or Sab didn’t dream to be a public school teacher.  A B.S. Biology graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, she was all set to become a doctor.But her life changed course when her mentor told her that she believed Sab would...

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