Films from the Philippines at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018

Community News & Features Sep 14, 2018 at 3:45 pm

TIFF-imminentimminent_0HERO1THE IMMINENT IMMANENT (Baga’t Diri Tuhay Ta’t Pamahungpahung), Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad; starring Sylvia Sanchez Angeli Bayani Arjo Atayde Chai Fonacier.
As a typhoon bears down on a sleepy rural town in the Philippines, strange events and even stranger behaviour foreshadow the watery catastrophe to come, in Carlo Francisco Manatad’s wildly audacious yet deeply personal film.


TIFF-judgement_0HEROJUDGEMENT, Directed by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez; starring Max Eigenman and Kristofer King
A woman presses charges against her abusive partner after a horrific assault. But her courageous act hardly means the end of her troubles in Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s visceral follow-up to Imago.