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Motherland - An Intimate Look at the World's Busiest Maternity Hospital
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers. As the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the…
The Woman Who Left - Ang Babaen Humayo
An epic story of revenge deferred that functions as a tale of urban theater and class warfare. After 30 years in prison, a woman discovers that her friend and fellow inmate committed the murder of which she was accused. This…
An Officer and a Gentleman
In AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, loner Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen tortuous weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship. Winner of Best Actor in a…
From What is Before - Mula sa kung ano ang noon
Following the internationally acclaimed Norte, the End of History , Filipino master Lav Diaz returns to one of his enduring themes -- the historical rift and ongoing trauma caused by the Marcos regime -- with the extraordinary five-and-a-half-hour epic, FROM…
Ma 'Rosa
Ma' Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of narcotics on the side. One day,…
Out Run - LGBT Politics in the Philippines
As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an…
Give Up Tomorrow - Murder and Alleged Judicial Corruption in the Philippines
Simultaneously a murder-mystery and an expose of endemic corruption today, GIVE UP TOMORROW looks intimately at the case of Paco Larranaga, a student accused of killing two sisters on the provincial island of Cebu. In a way that is both…
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The Maid
Alone for the first time and away from her family in rural Philippines, Rosa Dimaano arrives in the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore to work as a maid. Her employers Mr and Mrs Teo runs a Chinese Teochew dialect opera…
The Day Before the End - Ang araw bago ang wakas
In the year 2050, the Philippines brace for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as the wind and waters start to rage, poets are being murdered. A striking short film from Lav Diaz (…
Transit
TRANSIT explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. Janet (Adlawan), a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her…
Storm Children - The Devastation of Typhoon Yolanda
With striking black & white photography, this critically-acclaimed observational documentary from Philippine master filmmaker Lav Diaz takes stock of the devastation wrought by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on the Philippine coastal town of Tacloban. The film, which follows three children as…