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STOP WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING!! It's Time to See a Movie!

STOP WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING!! It's Time to See a Movie!

The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival is a film festival held during the months of July and August with the aim of churning out more quality indies.


As the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival celebrates its 13th year under the theme "See the Big Picture," here is a list of the films :

Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa by Perry Escaño

The film stars Alfred Vargas who plays a farmer pretending to be a teacher during the war between the military and the rebels in an effort to maintain the kids' education.


One day, he goes missing and his students join a rebel organization and learn how to use guns.

Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha by Mes de Guzman


A woman is desperate to be reunited with her husband and children, but only a popular “family without tears” can restore her hopes to bring them back together.

Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban

After a turbulent squall in the night, villagers wake up to a sea that has turned red. Thousands of apples can also be seen floating.


A few think it's a miracle from heaven but some see it as bad omen from the mythical creature "Baconaua."

Bagahe by Zig Dulay


Bagahe tells the story of an migrant worker who escapes from the employer who rapes her and dumps her fetus in comfort room of an airplane.

Nabubulok by Sonny Calvento


The film depicts the search for a missing woman named Luna. Jason Harper, her American husband, allegedly killed Luna and tries to leave the country but several circumstances prevent him from doing so.

Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno


The films is the story of an 11-year old boy named Kiko, who is looking for the world famous Filipino boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao, the man he thinks is his father. Instead, Kiko finds a has-been boxer, George, who became a father figure to him at a time when he needed one.

Requited by Nerissa Picadizo

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“Requited” is about a disease-stricken biker who wants to conquer a treacherous terrain in one final adventure that pits him against nature and the woman he desires.

Respeto by Treb Monteras II


The film tells the story of an amateur rapper and a poet who cross paths with each other during the riots between the police and informal settlers. Both deal with their respective problems and heal the wounds of their past.

Sa Gabing Nananahimik ang mga Kuliglig by Iar Lionel Benjamin Arondaing


Magda,l goes to church and confesses to committing murder after learning of her husband’s affair with her friend. The priest, Father Romy, is torn between keeping her secret at the confessional and following his conscience

The films will be screened from August 5-7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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