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10 Films you cannot miss at the 2nd Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival 2017

We present a list of four films, two documentaries and four short films you cannot miss at the 2nd Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival 2017 that is taking place from October 26th – 29th, in Los Angeles, California (United States).

Festival Venue:
SouthBay Pavilion Cinemark Theatre
20700 Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA

– Feature Films 

Birdshot by Mikhail Red – Philippines | 2016 – 116 min.

A young girl living with her father, a caretaker of a land surrounding a sanctuary, accidentally shoots an endangered Philippine Eagle; a young police officer is determined to investigate the mysterious disappearance of farmers in a film that poses questions about the perilous times we live in.

Schedule:
October 29th, 2017 | Sunday | 8:40 pm

Trailer:

Laut by Louie Ignacio – Philippines | 2016 – 83 min.

A sea gypsies from Zamboanga who are now living in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Nadia of the group called Sama d’Laut. She hopes to marry the man she loves but was forced to leave when things got really difficult for her home province. She ends up in Mabalacat where she is forced to live a new life.

Schedule:
October 27th, 2017 | Friday | 7:30 pm

Trailer:

Sakaling Hindi Makarating by Ice Idanan – Philippines | 2016 – 90 min.

A series of mysterious hand-illustrated postcards take a young woman on a journey throughout the Philippines in search of its anonymous writer.

Schedule:
October 27th, 2017 | Friday | 5:00 pm

Trailer:

 

Seklusyon by Erik Matti – Philippines | 2016 – 86 min.

In 1947 those aspiring to be priest, are sent to a remote convent to live in seclusion (Seklusyon) on the last day of their training. The purpose is to shield them from evil of the world. The plot thickens when a mysterious young girl comes to the convent but the question is whether she is really sent by God or by the Evil. This is the challenge awaits the candidates.

Schedule:
October 28th, 2017 | Saturday | 6:45 pm

Trailer:

 

– Documentary Films –

The Apology by Tiffany Hsiung – Canada | 2016 – 104 min.

The Apology explores the lives of former “comfort women”, the more than 200,000 girls forced into sexual slavery during World War II. Today, they fight for reconciliation and justice as they struggle to make peace with the past.

Schedule:
October 29th, 2017 | Sunday | 6:50 pm

Trailer:

 

We will never play in Manila again by Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez – Philippines | 2016 – 47 min.

We Will Never Play in Manila Again centers on the very same sentence uttered by a member of the rock band, The Beatles, after having a rough encounter in the country in 1966. Back then, the legendary British group was reported to have allegedly snubbed former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos’ Malacañang invitation.

The makers of the documentary interviewed different people with different perspectives on the event such as concert-goers, music icons Jim Paredes, Pepe Smith, RJ Jacinto, and writer Pete Lacaba.

Schedule:
October 28th, 2017 | Saturday | 10:30 am

Trailer:

– Shorts Films –

Last Farewell (Pahimakas) by Jomz Ramirez – Philippines | 8 min.

Set during the Martial Law Era in the Philippines, a young couple must choose between the love that they have for each other or the country they have pledged their lives to.

Schedule:
October 27th, 2017 | Friday | 2:30 pm

Trailer:

 

N.O.VI.S by Arthur Rodger “Harley” Maranan – Philippines | 23 min.

The line between dream and reality is blurred when a sentiment-filled teenager invents a device (N.O.VI.S.) that reunites him with the long lost love of his past.

Schedule:
October 28th, 2017 | Saturday | 6:45 pm

Trailer:

 

Sins of Wasteland by Paul Halili – US | 21 min.

The last remnants of humanity scavenge an apocalyptic world in search for subsistence, security and salvation. Sins of the Wasteland is a psychological thriller about a young girl’s journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Guided by her father’s dream to restore humanity, she sets out to find the balance between good and evil in order to survive.

Schedule:
October 28th, 2017 | Saturday | 6:45 pm

Trailer:

 

Supot by Phil Giordano – Philippines | 13 min.

In some provinces in the Philippines, boys are circumcised at 10 by a man called mang tutuli. When Rene-boy, the son of mang tutuli Itoy, flees his circumcision, his shame forces him to face the ultimate challenge: proving to his macho father that he’s a man.

Schedule:
October 28th, 2017 | Saturday | 3:15 pm

Trailer:

 

For more information please visit the Official Website of the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival here: www.lapiff.org

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