Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cinemalaya 2012: REquieme!

Circus hijinks surround the barangay of Sta. Maria in the midst of an international murder sensation. Swanie, Sta. Maria’s barangay chair and a distant relative of the killer, tries to gain political points by staging a wake for the criminal-turned-celebrity. Meanwhile in faraway Manila, Joanna, Swanie’s runaway son, navigates his way through labyrinthine bureaucracy, to give a neighbor a proper burial. With these two unrelated deaths, estranged mother and son each bury the dead long shelved in their hearts. Amidst these unspoken family burials, the neighborhoods’ penchant for funeral fiestas, gossip and secrets, bizarre social events and the sheer mix of scandal and inebriation complete the picture of dying the Pinoy way.

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  1. UP Kalipunan ng Mga Mag-aaral ng Sosyolohiya (UP KMS) co-presents REquieme!
    Monday, August 6, 2012 | 5:00 PM
    Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines Film Institute, Diliman, Quezon City
    Tickets at Php80 only!
    Please contact 09278684368 for reservations and stuff. ;)