Directed by Chito S. Roño
October 27, 2018 6:00 PM
October 29, 2018 12:00 PM
Intoy, a carefree no-hoper, living in a small town in the Philippines, decides to help his sister who lives in Finland win a child custody battle. He begins to involve the townspeople, faking legal documents and setting up false endorsements to prove his sister’s financial stability. In the process he discovers deeper insights about the town which continues to lose more of its young women who are leaving the country to seek greener pastures.
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Chito S. Roño was born in Manila on April 28, 1958, and grew up in Calbayog City in the
province of Samar. It was there he completed his early education before getting into the
University of the Philippines for college. That time, however, the film was not a course
offered in the Philippines do he completed his degree at the New School for Social
Research in New York City. He was offered to work at the Alternative Cinema division of
the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines as a film programmer. In 1984 came an offer
from an independent producer to direct a film. He left his Post as a film programmer and
directed his first full-length film. He has been directing films since then.