Aug 7, 2017

It’s Cinemalaya season once again and the great thing about the film festival is that over the years, it has become more and more accessible to viewers in various parts of the metro. Gone are the days that Cinemalaya screenings were confined in the Cultural Center of the Philippines—not that we didn’t enjoy the experience, it’s just that sometimes it’s more convenient to hit the nearest mall.

But now that Cinemalaya films are also being shown in cinemas, it’s hard to keep track of screening schedules. We wouldn’t want you missing out, so here’s this year’s lineup of movies and where you can watch them:

 

 

BAGAHE

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Raped and pregnant, an OFW rids herself of unwanted baggage on the flight back home.

Directed by: Zig Dulay

Main Cast: Angeli Bayani

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo; 6:15 p.m. Greenbelt; 6:15 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 9 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 9 p.m. Greenbelt; 9 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 11 (Friday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo; 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 12:45 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 9:00 p.m. Glorietta

 

ANG GURO KONG ’DI MARUNONG MAGBASA

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When their teacher disappears, school children cradle guns in their arms instead of books.

Directed by: Perry Escaño

Main Cast: Alfred Vargas, Mon Confiado, James Blanco, Miggs Cuaderno, Micko Laurente, and Marc Justin Alvarez

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 9:00 p.m. Greenbelt; 9:00 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 11 (Friday): 12:45 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino; 6:15 p.m. Greenbelt; 6:15 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo; 9:00 p.m. Glorietta; 9:00 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 6:15p.m. Glorietta

 

ANG PAMILYANG HINDI LUMULUHA

nolisoliph Cinemalaya2017 Ang Pamilyang Hindi

Only the famous family that doesn’t weep can help reunite a desperate woman with her own.

Directed by: Mes de Guzman

Main Cast: Sharon Cuneta

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 11 (Friday): 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 9:00 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 3:30 p.m. Glorietta; 3:30 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 12:45 p.m. Trinoma; 9:00 p.m. U.P. Town Center

 

REQUITED

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An ailing biker takes to the rail for one last adventure that pits him against nature and the woman he desires.

Directed by: Nerissa Picadizo

Main Cast: Jake Cuenca and Anna Luna

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 9:00 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 3:30 p.m. Glorietta; 3:30 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 11 (Friday): 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 9:00 p.m. Greenbelt

 

KIKO BOKSINGERO

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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.

Directed by: Thop Nazareno

Main Cast: Noel Camia Jr., Yayo Aguila, and Yul Servo

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo; 9:00 p.m. Glorietta; 9:00 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 11 (Friday): 12:45 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino; 9:00 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 10:00 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. U.P. Town Center

 

BAWOD 

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On the eve of her school’s annual Talent Show in a small rural village in the mountains of Iloilo, 12-year-old Thirdy is worried she will not be able to perform because she could not afford to rent a traditional costume and pay the required contribution. Her ailing but affable grandfather, Cesario, acts as her sole guardian. He works as a bamboo farmer, but they could barely make ends meet. In the midst of all these, Thirdy starts having visions of a mysterious man. On the day of the Talent Show, everything unravels as village problems and family secrets finally collide.

Directed by: TM Malones

Main Cast: Allain Hablo and Diocel Marie Raso

Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta; 10:00 a.m. Trinoma; 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt

 

HILOM

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In a fishing village that’s been ravaged by a strong typhoon, the bond of twin brothers is disrupted by another young boy. Hilom follows the journey of the brothers, Andres and Gael, as they find healing against the harsh landscape of an island that’s also trying to recover.

Directed by: P.R. Patindol

Main Cast: Andrew Maog, Joaquin Maog, Chester OriÑo, and Jerry Maog

Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta; 10:00 a.m. Trinoma; 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt

 

JUANA AND THE SACRED SHORES

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Juana is a beautiful maiden living peacefully in her island. While dancing in the middle of the sea, she sees how vast the waters are, and suddenly realizes that she is alone. To satisfy her longing, she does an animistic ritual and prays for a companion. A man arrives. The film is an allegory of post-colonialismit discusses the implications of colonialism, and focuses on how it continuously affects the socio-cultural, economic, and political structure of Philippine society.

Directed by: Antonne Santiago

Main Cast: Aisha Polestico, Marveen Lozano, and Antonio Collantes

Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta; 10:00 a.m. Trinoma; 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt

 

NAKAUWI NA 

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A brave battle against grief, anger and injustice. Nakauwi Na follows Mang Jerry as he finds ways to earn enough money to get his son, a victim of extra judicial killings, out of the funeral home.

Directed by: Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar

Main Cast: Bobby Tamayo, Marc Felix, Teri Lacayanga, Eisen Lim, Carlo Tarobal, and Dencio Gagarin

Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta; 10:00 a.m. Trinoma; 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt

 

 

RESPETO

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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.

Directed by: Treb Monteras II

Main Cast: Loonie, Abra

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 3:30 p.m. Glorietta; 3:30 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 6:15 p.m. Greenbelt; 6:15 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 9 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 12:45 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino; 9 p.m. Glorietta; 9 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 11 (Friday): 9:00 p.m. Greenbelt; 9:00 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 12:45 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo; 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 9:00 p.m. Trinoma

 

BACONAUA

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After a turbulent squall in the night, villagers wake up to the astonishing sight of the sea that has turned red.

Directed by: Joseph Israel Laban

Main Cast: Elora Españo, Teri Malvar, JM Salvado, and Bembol Roco

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 9:00 p.m. Greenbelt; 9:00 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 3:30 p.m. Glorietta; 3:30 p.m. Trinoma; 9:00 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo; 9:00 p.m. Greenbelt; 9:00 p.m. Trinoma|
Aug. 13, 2017 (Sunday): 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. Trinoma

 

NAKAW

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Nakaw tells the story of Bateng, a boy who triggered a series of life-changing events when he stole an old woman’s purse.

Directed by: Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo

Main Cast: Kristoffer King, Frank Ferguson, Angelo Gammad, Duke San Juan, and Shieka  Aljunaibi

Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta; 10:00 a.m. Trinoma; 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 12:45 p.m. Greenbelt; 12:45 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt

 

ALIENS ATA

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Two young brothers deal with the sudden loss of their father. Their overseas-Filipino-worker mother goes back home for the funeral but will soon had to depart for work again. For kids, some things are hard to grasp thats why they look at the sky for answers. Could it be aliens?

Directed by: Glenn Barit

Main Cast: William Buenevante, Alexus Gelacio, Bernard Carritero, and Diane Alferez

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma; 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
Aug. 11 (Friday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt; 10:00 a.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta

 

ISLABODAN

nolisoliph Cinemalaya2017 Aliens Ata

Caloy, a lone, apathetic plastic bottle collector, gets caught in the middle of two warring gangs which changes his disposition in life forever.

Directed by: Juan Carlo Tarobal

Main Cast: Dylan Ray Talon, Rian Simon Magtaan, Pau Benitez, Ron Chrisitan Alos, Rogelio Torres, Mark Jovic Barredo, Jemuel Satumba, Joseph Ferrer, Neil Tuballes, Kyle Mauricio, and Francis Cruz III

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma; 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
Aug. 11 (Friday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt; 10:00 a.m. U.P. Town Center|
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta

 

LOLA LOLENG

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A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her Grandmother Lolenga distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences.

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma; 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
Aug. 11 (Friday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt; 10:00 a.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta

 

MANONG NG PA-ALING

nolisoliph Cinemalaya2017 Manong ng

Manong ng Pa-­Aling, directly translated as Man of Pa-­Aling, is the incredible story of man’s natural relationship with the ocean. And amidst physical frailty, and of his age, Manong decides what he will do next after retiring from his only known profession, to be a fisherman.

Directed by: E. del Mundo

Main Cast: Filboy Jillona, Jeremy Banda, Tali Jilona, and Jeramil Banda

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma; 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
Aug. 11 (Friday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt; 10:00 a.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta

 

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

nolisoliph Cinemalaya2017 Sorry for the Inconvenience

Joshua, a timid teenager, comes home one night after beaten up by the school’s bully. Feeling the urge to avenge himself, he decides to take matters into his own hands. But things don’t go as planned. Now, he is left with no choice but to seek help from his policeman father.

Directed by: Carl Adrian Chavez

Main Cast: Ronwaldo Martin, Simon Ibarra, Cherry Malvar, and Luis Ruiz

Aug. 8 (Tuesday): 9:00 p.m. Glorietta; 9:00 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 12:45 p.m. Glorietta; 12:45 p.m. Trinoma; 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino
Aug. 11 (Friday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma; 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 12 (Saturday): 10:00 a.m. Greenbelt; 10:00 a.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. Glorietta

 

SA GABING NANAHIMIK ANG MGA KULIGLIG

nolisoliph Cinemalya2017 Sa Gabing Nanahimik

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.

Directed by: Iar Lionel Arondaing

Main Cast: Angel Aquino, Jake Macapagal, Jess Mendoza, Anthony Falcon, Ricky Davao, Sam Quintana, Mercedes Cabral, and Mark Dionisio

Aug. 9: (Wednesday): 6:15 p.m. Glorietta; 6:15 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 11 (Friday): 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute; 9:00 p.m. Glorietta; 9:00 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 12, 2017 (Saturday): 6:15 p.m. Greenbelt; 6:15 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 10:00 a.m. U.P. Town Center; 3:30p.m. Glorietta

 

NABUBULOK

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A husband takes flight when his wife goes missing.

Directed by: Sonny Calvento

Main Cast: Gina Alajar, JC Santos, and Billy Ray Galleon

Aug. 9 (Wednesday): 6:15 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Aug. 10 (Thursday): 12:45 p.m CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo; 6:15 p.m. Greenbelt; 6:15 p.m. U.P. Town Center
Aug. 11 (Friday): 10:00 a.m. CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino; 3:30 p.m. Glorietta; 3:30 p.m. Trinoma
Aug. 12, 2017 (Saturday): 3:30 p.m. Greenbelt; 3:30 p.m. U.P. Town Center; 3:30 p.m. CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo
Aug. 13 (Sunday): 6:15 p.m. Greenbelt; 9:00 p.m. Trinoma

 

 

Movie posters and synopses courtesy of Cinemalaya

Header image courtesy of Jake Hills/Unsplash

 

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