During its heyday, Area had up to 700 brothels servicing thousands of low-income men, hormonally active boys and society misfits,-- all taking advantage of the bargain price of sex available only at Area. One of the last remaining brothels is operated by Ben, whose family of former pimps and subversives depends on the brothel for survival.
Monday, 24 October 2016
Anne Curtis plays Kylie, a wedding planner, who has had a string of boyfriends who turned out to be gays including Benj (Paolo Ballesteros). Eventually, the two became bestfriends and business partners. When Diego (Dennis Trillo), Benj's childhood friend, resurfaces and asks them to plan his wedding, Kylie sets out to prove that she's right again--that Diego, is indeed another closet case.
Friday, 21 October 2016
A woman returns to the village of Kagbunga in the Bikol region carrying the ashes of her only son via the old train that circles her universe like the tandayag, the primordial serpent. In a filial act of mourning, she will reckon and reconcile the thin line that exists between tragedy and transcendence and prove and that even the most broken life can be restored to its moments.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Purgatoryo tells the story of Ilyong. A recently-dead man killed by the police, after he was caught stealing. This is the beginning of his story, his death. Soon after, he was brought into a sleazy funeral home, run by Violet, a greedy homosexual who has learned to survive by renting out the dead bodies in his funeral home to Simon.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Satra, a widow is caught in an escalating blood feud stretching back generations. She initially seeks vengeance for the death of husband but finds herself being convinced by Farida to leave the land after the death of her only child Amiya. Beyond the will of her family she secretly meets up with the matriarch of the rival clan to seek possible reconciliation.