15th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival – Vision of Asia 2019

cinemalaya2016We present the films selected for the Vision of Asia section for the 15th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival which will take place from August 2nd – 11th, 2019 in Metro Manila and some selected cinemas around the Philippines.

A Tiger in Winter

A Tiger in Winter by Lee Kwang-kuk – South Korea | 2017 – 107 minutes

One winter day, a tiger escapes from the zoo. Gyeong-yu, who has been living off of his girlfriend, is suddenly abandoned by her for reasons he can’t understand. Having nowhere to go, Gyeong-yu finds himself on the street with a suitcase. With the whereabouts of the tiger unknown, the people are gripped by a vague fear. Gyeong-yu, working for a designated driver service, drifts this way and that, and happens to come across his former girlfriend Yoo-jung. Yoo-jung has become a novelist, as Gyeong-yu once dreamed of doing. It seems they start over. However being in a tailspin, Yoo-jung is unable to write, and proposes Gyeong-yu a weird offer.

August 8th | Thursday | CCP Dream Theater | 12:45 pm



Brother of the year

Brother of the Year by Vithaya Thongyuyong – Thailand | 2018 – 125 minutes

Jane lives with her brother Chut with her being the only one doing everything around the house. But Chut will need to learn to take care of himself when Jane is about to get married and move to Japan.

August 6th | Tuesday | CCP Little Theater | 6:15 pm (FREE SCREENING)




Kejal by Nima Yar – Iran | 2018 – 78 minutes

Kejal , 26 years old, from Kurdistan in the west of Iran – is a university student in Tehran. Her brother who is good smuggler is killed at the border. she begins smuggling goods on her back ,with all her might on Iran and Iraq border to look after her mother and smaller brother.

August 10th | Saturday | CCP Dream Theater | 9:00 pm



Lying to mom

Lying to Mom by Nojiri Katsumi – Japan | 2018 – 133 minutes

When the eldest Suzuki son suddenly dies, he leaves a bereaved and bewildered family. The shock is so great that his mother loses her memory, and there is both sadness and humor in the attempt to recover. *Courtesy of Japan Foundation

August 3rd | Saturday | CCP Little Theater | 6:15 pm (Cast Attendance)
August 9th | Friday | CCP Dream Theater | 3:30 pm (FREE SCREENING)



Still Human

Still Human by Chan Oliver Siu Kuen – Hong Kong | 2018 – 115 minutes

A paralyzed and hopeless man meets his new Filipino domestic helper who has put her dreams on hold to come to Hong Kong to earn a living. These two strangers live under the same roof, and they learn to face the different seasons of life.

August 9th | Friday | CCP Little Theater | 6:15 pm (Cast Attendance)



The sweet requiem

The Sweet Requiem by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
India, USA | 2018 – 91 minutes

When a young, exile Tibetan woman unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long-suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited and she is propelled on an obsessive search for reconciliation and closure. *NETPAC award-winning film

August 7th | Wednesday | CCP Dream Theater | 6:15 pm



The Third Wife

The Third Wife by Ash Mayfair – Vietnam | 2018 – 96 minutes

In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love Ash Mayfair and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. *NETPAC award-winning film

August 6th | Tuesday | CCP Dream Theater | 3:30 pm


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