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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS FROM PHILIPPINES
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GRACELAND

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Ron Morales
  • Country: USA and Philippines
Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss' preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. | Read More
Crime and Thriller
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HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Give Up Tomorrow won this award: In 1997, Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters on a provincial island in the Philippines. Over the next 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history, and the focal point in a far-reaching exposé of gross miscarriage of justice. At once an engrossing murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a stunning indictment of national corruption, Give Up Tomorrow is an enraging true crime chronicle. | Read More
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LOLA

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Brillante Mendoza
  • Country: Philippines and France
Two elderly matriarchs bear the consequences of a crime involving their grandsons: one is murdered, the other is the suspect. Frail, poor, but resolute, they individually traipse around to the prisons, funeral homes, and courtrooms of a stormy Manila in hopes of raising the funds necessary for the victim's burial, and the suspect's bail bond. Brillante Mendoza, named best director at Cannes for Kinatay (2009), is one of the strongest cinematic voices from the Philippines. | Read More
Drama
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MAGNIFICO

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Country: Philippines
In this heartwarming family tale, a young boy's selfless gestures transform his family's many miseries into joy and acceptance. Jiro Manio is a revelation in the title role, while Michiko Yamamoto's perceptive script, Flores' fluid camerwork, and de los Reyes' intelligent direction manage to sustain an air of magical enchantment without descending into bathos. | Read More
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NAGPAPANGGAP

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 20 minutes
  • Directed By: Debbie Formoso
  • Country: USA and Philippines
Lourdes is a teacher, a mother and a wife. Always placing others first, she is determined to help the women around her. But faced with the possibility of her husband's infidelity, can she find the strength to help herself? Set against the backdrop of 1960s Philippines, Nagpapanggap portrays a woman's struggle with social mores and the compromises she must make to salvage her ethics and her own sense of worth. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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NIKO: JOURNEY TO MAGIKA

When Niko went to visit his grandparents in the Philippines for the summer, he knew he would be exposed to a different culture. What he didn't expect, was to plunge headlong into an unseen world of magic and mystery. Now with the help of an exotic vampire girl and a host of other mystical creatures, he must overcome his own fears and embrace his destiny in order to save his grandparents from the forces of evil—an evil he had unwittingly unleashed. Join us for this special FREE sneak peek "work in progress" screening. Lines at BMCC begin 30 min. prior to the start of each screening. All seats are first-come, first-served. | Read More
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PRIMA

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 5 minutes
  • Directed By: Miguel Calayan
  • Country: Philippines
Alone in a brightly lit studio, a ballerina recalls her old choreography, leaping and spinning in front of an invisible audience in Prima.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Escape Clause program. | Read More
Drama
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Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss' preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. | Read More
Crime and Thriller
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