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About

SYNOPSIS

A coming-of-middle-age film about a timid Filipino immigrant struggling with the care of an elderly parent while managing his first experience of puppy love.

Drama | 94 min | 2021 | English, Tagalog/Filipino

Written & Directed by: Martin Edralin

Starring: Rogelio Balagtas, Sheila Lotuaco, Esteban Comilang

AWARDS

  • SXSW - Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance

  • Canadian Screen Awards (Nominations) - Best First Feature Film, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Calgary International Film Festival - Emerging Canadian Artist Award 

  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival - Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting

  • Vancouver International Film Festival - Special Jury Mention, Best Emerging Canadian Director

  • Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival - Audience Choice Award 

  • Available Light Film Festival - Best Canadian Feature Film

  • Kingston Canadian Film Festival - Best First Feature

  • Gimli International Film Festival - ACTRA Manitoba Best Performance Award

  • Regina International Film Festival and Awards - Canadian Feature Winner

 

MORE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

  • Mostra São Paulo International Film Festival

  • San Diego Asian Film Festival 

  • Hawaii International Film Festival 

  • New Orleans Film Festival 

  • International Film Festival of India 

  • QCinema International Film Festival 

  • Victoria Film Festival 

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  • Asian Pop-up Cinema

  • Wisconsin Film Festival

  • North by North International Film Festival

  • Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival - Opening Film

Reviews

“A stunning feat of lived-in filmmaking...Filled with the hallmarks of a strong director, it is as emotionally immersive as it is unassuming. 

RogerEbert.com

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