Special Screening: Hector Barretto Calma Films at the UP Cine Adarna on April 29

Award-winning filmmaker Hector Barretto Calma’s works “Ang Mga Alingawngaw sa Panahon ng Pagpapasya” starring multi-awarded actress Alessandra De Rossi and “Ang Mga Bulong sa Bituka ng Sta. Mesa” will have a special screening on April 29 at the UP Cine Adarna at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Ticket price is P150 each.


There will be an open forum with the cast and crew after the screening.

Amidst the social and political struggles of the “Bagong Lipunan” era, Red grows up with his middle-class family as an ordinary boy. He then finds himself caught between the conflicts brought by his mother’s unbending ideologies, and his father’s apolitical instinct to protect his family.

After witnessing the oppressive power of dictatorship and the false promises of the new government, the changing zeitgeist over the course of history turns Red into someone he was clueless he would become.

Ang mga Alingangangaw sa Panahon ng Pagpapasya (Echoes in the Midst of Indecision) is a Narrative Short Film starring Alessandra de Rossi, Karl Medina, Andre Tiangco, Micko Laurente.

It was screened at 2015 Sose International Film Festival – Official Selection (Armenia), 2015 Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival – Light of Asia Competition (Indonesia), 2015 Pandayang Lino Brocka Film Festival – Official Selection (Philippines), 2016 Singkuwento International Film Festival – International Competition (Philippines)

And won Best Short Film, The Jury Prize Winner, Best Actress (Alessandra de Rossi)  at the 2016 Singkuwento International Film Festival.

Watch the trailer here:

The film is composed of black and white images from the somber depths of Sta.Mesa (Manila, Philippines) which are juxtaposed in its railroad that metaphorically connects the lives of each individual in the community. These images have been striking the heart and sympathy of the filmmaker for almost a decade of his life. These made him decide to make Sta. Mesa the subject matter of his documentary film and to depict the harrowing situation of the community. Captured by a single camera and a keen eye, each moving picture is accompanied by stories of grief, of misery, hope and inspiration.

Ang Mga Bulong sa Bituka ng Sta. Mesa (Murmurs from the Somber Depths of Sta. Mesa) is a Documentary film which was screened at Piling Obrang Video 11 (Philippines), 2015 Singkuwento International Film Festival – Official Selection (Philippines), 2015 Festival Transterritorial De Cine Underground – Official Selection (Argentina), 2015 Dragon Dreaming Film Festival – Official Selection (Australia), 2015 SalaMindanaw International Film Festival – Philippines Next Cinema Section, CineMaralita 2015 – Official Selection (Philippines) and will have screenings at 10th Taiwan International Documentary Festival – Asian Vision Competition, Lumiere – Cinemavvenire Film Festival – International Feature – Asia (Italy).

It won Best Documentary at Singkuwento International Film Festival 2015 and Best Documentary at Piling Obrang Video 11.

Watch the trailer here:

About The Filmmaker

Hector Barretto Calma (Philippines, 1989) is a freelance filmmaker, editor and cameraman. He is currently studying Master of Arts – Media Studies major in Film at the premier University of the Philippines Film Institute. He also works as a part-time instructor at the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde and iAcademy.
He spends most of his time wondering on aliens, theory of evolution, conspiracy theories, time traveling and true love

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