The Cinemalaya is an independent film festival that aims to push the creation of new cinematic works. It has always been a festival that draws every film buff inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls. The festival brings cinephiles, average moviegoers, and curious students together. What makes Cinemalaya special is that it doesn’t only feature films in competition, but also special screenings of award-winning films and forums hosted by esteemed filmmakers.
If you’re in the mood to catch up on the best of Cinemalaya, you can now watch them anytime, anywhere with iflix. Here are five Cinemalaya films that are now available on iflix.
1. Pepot Artista (2005)
Doy Del Mundo’s Pepot Artista is one of the earliest gems of the festival. The film is a comedy-musical that focuses on a ten-year-old boy whose dream is to become a movie star.
2. Endo (2007)
The film's title is street-speak for "end of contract." Jade Castro’s film is less concerned about the social issue but on the story of the two protagonists. It is a love story set within that world of recycled employment, where romance is as disposable as the jobs these people hold onto.
3. Niño (2011)
A fervent believer of the Sto. Nino, Celia hopes for a miracle. She dresses up her grandson, Antony, in Sto. Nino robes to prepare him for the coming fiesta. The family members clash in a confrontation that reveals their weaknesses and their hopeless ideals.
4. Sana Dati (2013)
The film—which depicts moments before a wedding whose bride, inevitably, gets cold feet. The film stars Lovi Poe, he film hits you all on the right spots.
5. Dagitab (2014)
While the marriage of two professors is on the verge of falling apart, the woman is dragged into a scandal involving a young student. On the other hand, the man falls in love with his research — a deity (supernatural being) that appears to him as the ghost of an old flame.
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