MANILA – The 17th edition of Cinemalaya is uploaded via KTX.ph as it shines the spotlight on the short film genre.
For its Indie Nation section, the film festival will present four feature films including “Lockdown” by Joel Lamangan, “Kintsugi” by Lawrence Fajardo, “Don Filipo” by Tim Munoz and “ECQ Diary (Bawal Lumabas)” by Arlyn dela Cruz Bernal .
“Lockdown” follows the story of a Filipino Returning Overseas (OFW) worker who turns desperately to cybersex amid a global pandemic and a struggling economy.
The film Lamangan stars Paolo Gumabao, Max Eigenmann, Allan Paule, Ruby Ruiz, Jess Evardone, Jim Pebanco, Angeline Sanoy, Paul Jake Paule, Sean de Guzman and Alexis Yasuda.
Meanwhile, “Kintsugi,” which stars JC Santos and a cast of Filipino and Japanese actors, tells the story of an OFW factory worker who develops a close bond with his employer’s daughter.
“Don Filipo” tells the story of a remote village that is gripped by fear as its inhabitants disappear one by one. When a young nurse arrives to treat a sick Don Filipo, viewers wonder if he will be the next victim.
The film stars Luis Padilla, Adrian Arias, Rap Robes, Megan Sharpe, Steven Eduard Yu, Gaye Piccio, JM Martinez, Beverly Benny, Dindeth Ditablan, Nanette Gamboa, Yuri Ladrero, Yoh Buenaventura, Naomi Christine Gamboa, Aaron Javier, Justine Suan and Potinaire Vicente.
Finally, “ECQ Diary (Bawal Lumabas)” focuses on two sisters in their 60s reunited in one house in 2020 during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
Confined in one place because of the pandemic, the two sisters, Susan and Amalia, found themselves confronted with an old problem that kept them apart for many years.
The film features Elizabeth Oropesa, Daria Ramirez, Unica Yzabel, Danni Ugali, Joshua De Guzman, Anthony Bayarong, Janiel Lorenzo, Krizytynne Reign Nodalo and Maegan Ysabelle Punla.
This year’s Cinemalaya Filipino independent film festival runs from August 6 to September 5.
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