On Wednesday, the Cinemalaya Film Festival released their omnibus trailer for this year on Facebook, giving audiences a teaser to the films that will be showcased for its 14th edition.
Like always, the films will be screened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in select Ayala Malls all over the metro from August 3 — 12.
Watch the trailer here:
There will be 10 full-length and 10 short films during the festival, considered the country’s major indie event.
Below, are the full-length movies that made the cut.
Distance by Perci Intalan
Iza Calzado plays a once estranged wife who returns to the family she abandoned five years ago. The family tries to stay together, in spite of a secret that always threatens to tear them apart. The film also stars Nonie Buencamino and Therese Malvar, among others.
Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset) by Carlo Enciso Catu
An elderly couple’s existence turns upside down when the woman’s estranged husband reaches out to them to seek forgiveness. Starring Dante Rivero, Menggie Cobarrubias, and Perla Bautista.
Kuya Wes by James Mayo
Mostly ignored by his family, Wes (Ogie Alcasid) is a shy remittence clerk who falls for one of his regular customers, Erika (Ina Raymundo).
When Erika’s overseas-based husband ditches her, Wes supports her financially, changing the timid man into someone else. The movie marks the return to film acting by Alcasid, who spent the past nine years appearing on television.
Liway by Kip Oebanda
Based on a true story, a mother (Glaiza de Castro) tries to protect her child from the harsh realities of growing up in a prison camp during the Martial Law years. The film also stars Dominic Roco, Kenken Nuyad, and Sue Prad.
Mamang by Denise O’ Hara
Based on the life of the director’s grandmother, an elderly woman (Celeste Legaspi) fights senility to enjoy her life with her only living son (Ketchup Eusebio). But the ghosts of her past are difficult to keep at bay.
ML by Benedicto Mique Jr.
The suspense thriller is about three teenagers who interview the enigmatic Colonel (Eddie Garcia), an old military man familiar with what really occurred during Martial Law.
Slowly, they discover the secrets of the life he led. Also starring Tony Labrusca, Liane Valentino, and Henz Villaraiz.
Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma by Iar Lionel Arondaing
Two Muslim teenagers find love and friendship amidst the political unrest in Mindanao. Starring Junyka Sigrid Santarin, JM Salvado, and Star Orjaliza.
Pan de Salawal by Che Espiritu
A young girl with mystical powers heals the sick in her neighborhood — but first, she must violently hurt them before they get better. Starring Bodjie Pascua, Miel Espinosa, and Madeleine Nicolas.
School Service by Luisito Ignacio
Inspired by a viral photo, the movie tells of a girl who was forced by a syndicate to beg for alms after she was kidnapped from the province. Starring Ai Ai delas Alas, Joel Lamangan, and Celine Juan.
The Lookout by Afi Africa
A gay hired killer’s difficult childhood leads him to betray the man he loves. Starring Lester Quiambao, Travis Concepcion, and Yayo Aguila.