Hannah Espia makes an impressive debut with this gracefully directed, inventively edited look at the plight of Filipino immigrant workers in Israel.
HONG KONG — "Transit," a film about migrant workers in Israel, has been selected as The Philippines' contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film is the feature debut of…
Jeffrey Jeturian pokes good-natured fun at TV soap operas in this appealing dramedy starring Filipino screen queen Vilma Santos.
Religion, morality and politics combine powerfully in "Apparition," U.S.-based Filipino helmer Vincent Sandoval's outstanding sophomore feature.
Starring a six-decade-plus veteran of Filipino cinema, and dedicated to esteemed playwright Rene O. Villanueva (writer-helmer Jun Robles Lana's late mentor), "Bwakaw" gives grumpy-old-man par…
A fictitious Filipino silent film is unearthed and unspooled in "Kamera Obskura."
Offering a radically different view from the tales of crime and poverty that dominate Filipino indie cinema, "The Animals" reps a punchy ride into a booze-, sex- and violence-drenched night with…
A remote island's military outpost serves as the location for intriguing existential drama in "Kalayaan."
Current trends in Filipino indie cinema are lampooned in "The Woman in the Septic Tank," a lively laffer about cynical filmmakers planning a "poverty porn" drama solely for the purpose of scoring…
Affecting drama "Ways of the Sea" introduces a strong new talent in director-writer Sheron R. Dayoc.
An ambitious and largely successful ensembler about a wealthy family dragged into the tragedies befalling its lower-class relatives.