They get set up by a drug user, and the parents are arrested. Thus begins a harrowing downward spiral, as their children race to find the money to pay off the corrupt police. The film unfolds in what feels like real time, in a gritty social realist style. Lead actress Jaclyn Jose gives the performance of a lifetime, for which she received the Best Actress award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Brillante Mendoza, an internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker, directed President Duterte’s inaugural state of the nation address. (2016, 110 min)
Actress Maria Isabel Lopez will be present for a Q&A at the Fri, Aug 25 screening.
Regular Admission: $10
Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.
Official sponsor: SOMA Pilipinas
Program partners: FACINE—Filipino Arts & Cinema, International, Filipino American Arts Exposition, and Kularts
New Filipino Cinema is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
YBCA programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by the James Irvine Foundation.
Additional funding for YBCA programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Lead Image: Courtesy the distributor