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Patay na si Hesus

(Jesus is Dead)

Victor Villanueva, 2016

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Victor Villanueva’s sophomore feature film stars Jaclyn Jose (Cannes 2016 Best Actress Winner) as Iyay, a fierce mother who learns that Hesus, her ex-husband, has died. She gathers her children and tells them they are going on a road trip from Cebu City to Dumaguete. No ifs or buts about it: they are attending their father’s funeral. Her children – Hubert, who has Down Syndrome; Jude, a lovesick trans man; and Jay, who is living the bum life – join her with varying degrees of reluctance as she drives them in her extra-mini mini-van. One unplanned detour comes after another, each pushing this family closer to confronting the past and figuring out how to enjoy the ride to an uncertain future.

Film Festivals

QCinema IFF • Frameline IFF • New Filipino Cinema • TWIST Seattle Queer FF • Cinematografo • NewFest • Taiwan International Queer FF • Gender Bender FF • Toronto Reel Asian IFF • Cambodia IFF • Seattle Translations FF

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