A diverse cultural hotbed of Manila, CINEMALAYA 2017 breaks cinematic waves with nine full-length films and a whopping twelve shorts slated to steal the frame, fill up your screens and serve you with a full course experience on nothing but the best local grade of cinema. From August 4-12, go against the mainstream and binge-watch these trailers till you find the right golden ticket for you. – CASA BIANCA
Full Length Category
1. Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa by Perry Escano
When their teacher disappears, school children cradle guns in their arms instead of books.
2. Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha by Mes de Guzman
Only the famous family that doesn’t weep can help reunite a desperate woman with her own.
3. Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban
After a turbulent squall in the night, villagers wake up to the astonishing sight of the sea that has turned red.
4. Bagahe by Zig Madamba Dulay
Raped and pregnant, an OFW rids herself of unwanted baggage on the flight back home.
5. Kiko Boksingero by Thop Nazareno
Kiko, an 11-year-old boy left aimlessly alone with his nanny after the recent death of his mother, rekindles a long lost relationship with his father in an attempt to find a new lease on life.
6. Nabubulok by Sonny Calvento
A husband takes flight when his wife goes missing.
7. Requited by Nerissa Picadizo
An ailing biker takes to the rail for one last adventure that pits him against nature and the woman he desires.
8. Respeto by Alberto Monteras II
When an amateur rapper and a seasoned poet are thrown together in a moment of violence, they learn to write verses with new found clarity.
9. Sa Gabing Nanahimik Ang Mga Kuliglig by Iar Lionel Arondaing
A priest is caught up in a situation, which will compel him to choose between the mandate of the church and his obligations as a citizen under the law of the people.
For the complete list of screening schedules of the feature films and the shorts, check out their site.