Now on its third year, the ToFarm Film Fest will run Sept 12-19 in select cinemas :My tops for "2017 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino" :
1. Star na si Van Damme Stallone <<< from CineFilipino film fest
2. Pauwi na <<< from ToFarm film fest
3. Paglipay <<< from ToFarm film fest
4. Birdshot <<< Opening film of Cinemalaya
5. Hamog <<< C1 Originals film fest
6. Patay na si Hesus <<< QCinema film fest
The other 6, I don't think I can still watch.
My Top 3 above, I recommend. :cheers:
“1957” -- historical drama
SYNOPSIS: A group of farmers in Bicol are at the mercy of Don Pepe, a strict landlord.
20 year-old Lucio, son of a former member of the Hukbalahap,
pins hopes on the arrival of President Ramon Magsaysay in their area,
for genuine land reform to take place. We know what happened in 1957…
“ALIMUOM” -- science fiction
SYNOPSIS: A futuristic Philippines with specific sections of the country under individual bio-domes.
The OFWs are actually "Outerspace Filipino Workers"
and the song Bahay-Kubo is a distant memory
that makes a young boy ask: “Ano ang singkamas?”
“FASANG” -- period romance
SYNOPSIS: Based on the classic Philippine short story “Tanabata’s Wife”,
set in the 1920’s, to also feature a Japanese actor.
Tanabata-San is a successful Japanese immigrant farmer in La Trinidad Valley in Baguio,
where the Japanese have been known to pioneer the planting of salad greens.
Middle-aged and lonely, he hires a young feisty Bontoc woman, Fasang, as farmhand,
and falls in love with her. They get married and have a son,
but Fasang is attracted to the city lights of Baguio that is now taking shape,
and to someone else.
SYNOPSIS: This is a biopic and homage to the great Filipino botanist
slain together with a guide and forest ranger in the forest of Kanangga, Leyte;
government troops claimed they were caught in a crossfire between the military and the NPA,
but two of the survivors said there was no gunfight
and that they were apparently mistaken to be NPAs.
“LOLA IGNA” -- cultural drama
SYNOPSIS: Set in Sagada. Lola Igna is 115 years old, will she get to be the Guinness Book of Records’ oldest living person
and become a tourist attraction to benefit the farming community close to the cliff of the hanging coffins?
What will her possible winning or losing do to the warring factions of her immediate family?
“MGA ANAK NG KAMOTE” -- futuristic drama
SYNOPSIS: Set in the Philippines, 2052, when the planting of kamote has been outlawed
and those caught planting and selling kamote is put in jail,
no thanks to the Kamote Planting Regulation Act.
“SOL SEARCHING” -- dark comedy
SYNOPSIS: Teacher Sol is dead and cannot be buried because there are no funds.
How will the community come forward to put her to rest,
this strict and no-nonsense teacher of grade school students and farmers
who need to be taught scientific farming methods?
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TOFARMFilmFestival/posts/?ref=page_internal“KAUYAGAN” -- Manobo tribal drama
SYNOPSIS: It is the story of a hesitant datu-presumptive
and how he learns to rise up to become leader of his people.
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Photo2 : Makati Yakang-Yaka booth
Photo3: Vietnam Booth... obviously the owner is not Vietnamese.
-- Mabini, "Goyo" (2018)Handa na bang marinig ng Pilipino ang katotohanan nang hindi napipikon?
-- Kidlat Tahimik, "Perfumed Nightmare" (1977)An old jeepney never dies.
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