If you're a movie fan who loves watching Filipino indie films, then you're in luck because from August 16-22, all cinemas nationwide will be showing 12 different Filipino films in celebration of Buwan ng Wika.
Here are 12 movies you should keep your eyes peeled for:
- 100 Tula Para Kay Stella
Fidel, a student who can't speak more than three words without stuttering, has had the biggest crush on his friend Stella. Watch him find a way to confess his feelings in Jason Paul Laxamana's 100 Tula Para Kay Stella.
- Ang Manananggal
Be prepared for the horror and romance that you'll witness as a peculiar woman named Jewel chooses to either love or to let go of a guy named Nico who feels the same way as her in Ang Manananggal
Watch Gerald Anderson as he stars in AWOL, a movie by Enzo Williams, where he fights for his fellow men whose deaths were caused by traitors. With the special participation of the Philippine Scout Rangers, you'll be sure to witness an action-packed movie.
- Bar Boys
Understand the hardships and sacrifices of law students as you get to experience the world through these four students' eyes in Bar Boys by Kip Oebanda.
Be ready to be transported into another world in this coming of age thriller as a 14-year-old girl named Maya accidentally shoots a Philippine eagle. She tries to save herself from getting caught by the cops in Birdshot by Mikhail Red.
Hamog by Ralston Jover will let you witness the reality of life through the stories of four street children who lose their innocent ways at an early age.
- Paglipay (Crossing)
Get to see the Aeta culture as you witness Atan, a 19-year-old Aeta who is to be wed to Ani in an arranged marriage. He falls in love with a girl named Rain who happens to be interviewing Aetas about her thesis on the cultural marriages in Paglipay (Crossing) by Zig Dulay.
- Patay na si Hesus
Patay na si Hesus by Victor Kaiba Villanueva will tug at your heart strings with a dramatic comedy about a family of Cebuanos traveling to Dumaguete to witness their father's funeral.
- Pauwi Na
Experience the journey of a dysfunctional family as they travel on a pedicab going back to their hometown in Bicol with only blind faith as their guide in Pauwi Na by Paolo Villaluna.
Being abducted by armed men in military uniform is the last thing on the minds of a TV News Team covering a story on aswangs in Central Mindanao. But with weird happenings going on after being abducted by the men, they start to wonder if they're human in the first place in Salvage by Sherad Anthony Sanchez.
- Star na si Van Damme Stallone
Follow the story of a kid with down syndrome fight his way into stardom with his family by his side in Star na si Van Damme Stallone by Randolph Longjas.
Follow Jake, the "luckiest guy on the planet;" Jason, the male model; and John, the folk musician's mind-boggling stories in Triptiko by Miguel Franco Michelena.
Don't miss out on these 12 great Filipino movies. You won't be disappointed whether you love romance, thriller, drama, comedy, or action Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino has got you covered.