Sine Bahaghari presents ‘Lovebirds’ by Roni Bertubin
A young man found love with his Spanish chatmate who decided to fly to Manila and meet him. The chatmate turned out to be another man, to the surprise and disbelief of the former's conservative mother. This romantic-comedy stars Joseph Izon, Andrés Alexis, Tommy Abuel, and Boots Anson-Roa.
Sine Bahaghari presents ‘Little’ and ‘Babae’ by Sigrid Bernardo
Jose, nicknamed "Little", turns his back on his father and the family farm for a bigger life in Manila. Yet all best laid plans don’t quite work out as he intends. Little is a story about masculinity, love, and family. A touching and humorous look at the maturation of a provincial boy and his blooming romance.
Sine Bahaghari presents ‘Muli’ by Adolf Alix Jr
Based on Gerry Geracio’s Palanca Award-winning screenplay, Muli is the love story of an activist and a lawyer in Baguio City whose affair goes through a series of tribulations for over four decades.
Sine Bahaghari presents ‘Señorita’ by Vincent Sandoval
Far from the maddening crowd of Manila, Sofia (Vincent Sandoval), formerly a high class transsexual sex worker, starts anew as Donna. She then helps Pepe Holganza, a doctor in Talisay, in his mayoralty bid to topple over the town’s regime. By grooming Doc Pepe as the messiah of Talisay (both the name and the setting a probable Rizal reference), with all his ideals of a morally conscious governance and the ever-present promise of eradicating corruption, along with taking care of a friend’s son, Sofia finds a chance to redeem herself, establishing a personality that erases any hint of her past. But her past is not through with her.
Sine Bahaghari features two films by Lino Brocka
How has the bakla—the Filipino male homosexual identity—evolved in Philippine society? In two films, we discover how National Artist for Film Lino Brocka explores and exposes the bakla, touching on class, effeminacy and the closet.
Photos taken by Raecen Dimacali. Many, many thanks to Raya Martin and Alemberg Ang for allowing us to show their films and to Charmaine Tang of Chef’s Bistro Tomas Morato for providing us a venue for our film screenings.