Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
August 7, 2017

MONDAY, August 7, at the 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival presents five full-lengths and one short feature in the Main Competition, two featured films for Indie Nation, and one film for Best of the Festivals section.

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) offers "Kiko Boksingero" by Thop Nazareno at 3:30pm, "Baconaua" by Joseph Israel Laban at 6:15pm, and "Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig (Clouds of Plague) by Iar Arondaing at 9:00pm.

"Kiko Boksingero" is a film about loss and grief that brings a father and his young son together, while "Baconaua" is 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. In "Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig," 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.

Meanwhile, at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater), catch Shorts B films at 3:30pm, Indie Nation films featuring "Maestra" by Lemuel Lorca at 6:15pm, and "Bliss" by Jerrold Tarog at 9:00pm. Shorts B films consist of "Juana And The Sacred Shores" by Antonne Santiago, "Maria" by Jaime Habac Jr., "Nakaw" by Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo; “Hilom” (Still) by P.R. Patindol, "Bawod (Bent)" by TM Malones, "Nakauwi Na (Home)" by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar.

“Maestra” pays tribute to the passion and dedication of school teachers by depicting the inspiring stories, struggles, and triumphs of three generations of courageous women - a poor dreamer who reaches the top, an Aeta teacher who hopes of passing the licensure exam, and a veteran educator who believes that a teacher never quits. "Bliss" tells about a successful actress who gets crippled in an accident during a film production, then slowly shifts into madness after experiencing horrors and tortures in her own home.

Catch the full-length films "Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha (The Family That Doesn't Weep)" by Mes De Guzman at 3:30pm, "Requited" by Nerissa Picadizo at 6:15pm at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater). "Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha (The Family That Doesn't Weep)" focuses on a desperate woman who is looking for the famous family that doesn't
weep so she can reunite with her own family, while "Requited" tells about an ailing biker who takes to the trail for one last adventure which pits him against nature and the woman he desires.

Best of the Festivals features “Sinag Maynila: Tu Pug Imatuy” (The Right to Kill) by Arbi Barbarona at 9:00pm, at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater). “Tu Pug Imatuy” (The Right to Kill) is a film set in the hinterlands in Mindanao, about a lumad couple who try to raise their children through their traditional ways of hunting andfarming. They do this amidst the threats of mining and militarizationin their ancestral land.

The competition continues in the Ika-29 Gawad Alternatibo from 10:00am to 6:15pm, and culminates in the Awards Night at 8:00pm at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde.
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