Filipino Entries at Toronto International Film Festival 2014
A middle-aged domestic worker remains fiercely loyal to her employer even as it draws her ever deeper into the dirty world of human trafficking, in this gritty melodrama about corruption, criminality and conflicted conscience in contemporary Manila.
Director: Joel Lamangan
Principal Cast: Nora Aunor, Romnick Sarmenta, Rosanna Roces, Rocco Nacino, Sunshine Dizon, Chynna Ortaleza, Gardo Versoza
Tues, Sept. 9, 6:45pm, Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 3
Thu, Sept. 11, 9:00pm, Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 4
Sat, Sept. 13, 12:00pm, Isabel Bader Theatre
When his fortune is wiped out, an arrogant, self-made tycoon is forced to return to the slum tenement where he grew up, in this vibrant, socially-aware comedy from Filipino master Carlos Siguion-Reyna.
Director: Carlos Siguion-Reyna
Principal Cast: Robert Arevalo, Liza Lorena, Rez Cortez, Aiza Seguerra, Cris Villonco, Ciara Sotto, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Eric Quizon, Ali Sotto, Audie Gemora
Sun, Sept. 7, 3:00pm, Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 9
Tue, Sept. 9, 4:15pm, Scotiabnak Theatre, Cinema 8
Fri, Sept. 12, 6:oopm, Scotiabnak Theatre, Cinema 3
On the eve of Marcos’ proclamation of martial law, a small village is visited by a series of strange, perhaps supernatural occurrences, in the new film from Filipino master Lav Diaz (Norte, the End of History).
Director: Lav Diaz
Principal Cast: Perry Dizon, Roeder Camañag, Hazel Orencio, Karenina Haniel, Joel Saracho, Reynan Abcede, Ching Valdes-Aran, Mailes Kanapi, Ian Lomongo, Noel Sto. Domingo, Evelyn Vargas, Bambi Beltran, Teng Mangansakan
Sun, Sept. 7, 6:30pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4
Sat, Sept. 13, 2:30pm, AGO Jackman Hall