Filipino Indie Films shown in 34th War­saw Int’l Film Fest

Palawan Daily News - - Opinion -

Three Filipino in­de­pen­dent film­mak­ers par­tic­i­pated in the 34th War­saw In­ter­na­tional Film Fest held in War­saw from Oc­to­ber 12-21, 2018.

Di­rec­tors Bril­lante Men­doza, Khavn de la Cruz and Louie Ig­na­cio show­cased their films “Al­pha, the Right to Kill”, “Bam­boo Dogs” and “School Ser­vice”, re­spec­tively, to au­di­ences of the fes­ti­val.

“Al­pha, the Right to Kill” re­volves around the story of a drug traf­ficker named Abel and the dis­ap­pear­ance of one po­lice­man and his in­former with the money and drugs dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. “Bam­boo Dogs” fea­tures real-life story of the no­to­ri­ous Ku­ra­tong Bale­leng gang and its down­fall.

Mean­while, “School Ser­vice” re­counts the story of Maya, a vic­tim of the “school ser­vice”, a ve­hi­cle that ap­pears to be a reg­u­lar school bus but in­stead of stop­ping at her place, she was taken to­gether with other kids to Manila to be­come beg­gars. Their daily lives

re­volved around chas­ing cars and beg­ging for alms.

The War­saw Film Fes­ti­val was es­tab­lished in 1985 and was rec­og­nized by the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Film Pro­duc­ers As­so­ci­a­tions as an in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­val in 2009.

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