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IN FOCUS: Rekrut, Magkakapatid, and Halaw


REKRUT
By Danny AÑonuevo
The New Breed Category: Finalist, Full Length Feature

SYNOPSIS

What is the measure of true friendship? Jamir, a devout Muslim, and Lando, a Christian, are among an elite group of young recruits formed by military officers for a classified operation. These impressionable young men would undergo intense and grueling training that put their will and strength of character to the test. Amidst all the hardships, these men set aside their differences and became brothers. But what happens when the institution they have sworn to protect becomes the wedge that will tear their brotherhood apart?

MAGKAKAPATID
By Kim Homer Garcia

The New Breed Category: Finalist, Full Length Feature

SYNOPSIS

MAGKAKAPATID is a story about a family that drifted apart due to socio-economic differences. Three siblings, three narratives, one tragedy, wherein a brother kills his own brother, a father struggles to accept a daughter’s marriage, and a daughter who could not mourn. In a situation where even traditions can’t pull them together, a tragedy drags them together.

HALAW
By Sheron Dayoc
The New Breed Category: Finalist, Full Length Feature

SYNOPSIS

The film centers on an illiterate Badjao, Jahid and his 9-year-old daughter Daying as they illegally cross the border of the Philippines and Malaysia through the southern backdoor. Determined to reunite with his wife, he leaves behind everything they have in Jolo to search for his lost wife in Sabah where an uncertain future awaits him.  He meets Hernand, who poses as a war photographer as he is drawn into the world of white slavery across the sea border. The two meet as they board the pump boat to the nearest Island of Sabah.

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