Cinemalaya16 Short Films in Competition: PABASA KAN PASYON

Directed by Hubert Tibi

FILMMAKER'S STATEMENT: I present this film in black and white to contrasts with the film’s realistic topics. The film aims to highlight the passion of humanity.

LOGLINE: A Bicolano family turns to religion to make both ends meet.

SYNOPSIS: Religion and economy take center stage in a Bicolano family’s story, set during the Lenten season. To make ends meet, one of them turns to religion and pushes his mother to make a living off her faith.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: HUBERT TIBI is a producer, editor, cinematographer, writer and director. He has a degree in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising from San Carlos University Cebu and The Philippine Women’s University Manila. He owns and manages Shotlist Productions. His film “Parang Pelikula” won Best Screenplay at the 2006 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. He has participated in several Cinemalaya editions, including “Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching” in the 2016 Cinemalaya.