By Raymund Ribay GUTIERREZ

FILMS BOUTIQUE - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2019


& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2019
Contemporary World Cinema
Busan IFF 2019
A Window on Asian Cinema
Venice - Biennale 2019
Horizons Awards Special Jury Prize
Red Sea IFF 2020
Official Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Raymund Ribay GUTIERREZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Brillante MENDOZA
    • Synopsis
    • .Joy and her six-year-old daughter Angel live in Manila, with her husband, Dante, a small-time criminal. As so often in the past, Dante comes home drunk at night and beats Joy brutally. This time, he also hurts Angel. Joy grabs her daughter and flees to the local police post to finally get him sent to jail. Joy learns that justice takes time at best and is impossible to get at worst. Not without reason, she feels that she and her daughter are increasingly under threat…