Cinemalaya16 Films in Exhibition



1. DAMA DE NOCHE

Directed by Lawrence Arvin Sibug

Running Time: 12:50

Genre: Drama

SYNOPSIS: With millions of Filipinos who choose to work abroad hoping of a better life, nothing is more heartwarming than going back home. Daisy Resurreccion, an overseas Filipino worker, comes home lifeless after years of working in a foreign land. It is a homecoming that reveals a more complicated narrative.


2. ANG MERON SA WALA (BEYOND NOTHING)

Directed by Arby and Christine Laraño

Running Time: 13:53

SYNOPSIS: Back in his younger days, Alfredo fell in love with a young woman and bore a child with her. Because of many issues, the relationship failed. He initially attempted to keep their child, but soon realized that he didn’t have the means to raise him. Resolute, he turned over the child to the young woman and her family and never looked back since. Now in his 50s, Alfredo blissfully lives with his family among his pigs and chickens in a rural town in Laguna. But one day, a filmmaker approaches him to interrogate him about the choices that he made.

3. ANG NAWALANG HALIGI (PILLAR)

Directed by Sarah Mya Regacho

Running Time: 15 minutes

Genre: Drama

SYNOPSIS: After his son's sudden disappearance, a single father searches day and night to find him. How far can he go?


4. DISPLACED

Directed by Aedrian Araojo

SYNOPSIS: A beguiling series of psychedelic random footage encapsulates pieces of memories of children survivors during the Marawi siege. They revisit their stories of survival in the onset of the war. These little dreamers still hope that one day, they will return in their normal and playful lives and revive the place they once called home.

5. GRAND GESTURES

Directed by Cody Abad

Running Time: 19:43

Genre: Drama

SYNOPSIS: John flies home to attend his father’s funeral. All the pieces of furniture are moved to one corner, with the dining table arranged for guests and their bedrooms