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Cinemalaya 2017 Entry “Nabubulok” Goes to Busan International Film Festival

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2017 winner for Best Production Design Nabubulok (The Decaying) goes to one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia, the Busan International Film Festival which will be held in South Korea on October 12 to 21.

Check out the images below to see the invitation of the Busan Film Festival for Nabubulok:

A thriller boldly questioning the decaying humanity and community. A small town in the Philippines ahead of a festival. Luna, who used to work in a nail shop, is married to Jason, an American, and they have three children. She suddenly goes missing one day. Her aunt witnesses Jason washing bed sheets covered with blood and begins to wonder if Jason killed Luna. Then neighbors gain confidence in the aunt’s theory when they see silenced children. As Jason’s plan to return to America with the children is revealed and evidence that Luna had an affair is found, more and more villagers agree with the suspicion, but no one is willing to intervene in any way. And Jason is frustrated to realize that he cannot travel with his youngest daughter legally without Luna’s consent. Sonny Calvento has worked for TV series as a writer, and his feature debut leaves audience questioning what causes trust and human relationships to collapse.

Nabubulok (Decaying) stars Gina Alajar, JC Santos, Jameson Blake and Billy Ray Galleon. This is director Sonny Calvento’s first feature film. He is working with Television giant ABS-CBN as a writer since 2010. He wrote some recognizable series of the network such as You’re My Home starring Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta, Reputasyon (Reputation), Juanita Banana and Apoy sa Dagat (Fire at Sea) starring Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban.

The film is one of the seven Filipino films to go to the Busan International Film Festival along with Raya Martin’s “Smaller and Smaller Circles,” Gerardo Calagui’s “Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko,” Joseph Israel Laban’s “Baconaua” are included in the exhibition section, “A Window on Asian Cinema.”

While “In the Claws of a Century Wanting” by Jewel Maranan, “Suerte” by Carlo Fajarda and “Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month” by Carlo Francisco Manatada are included in the Wide Angle Category.

Nabubulok Poster

A total of 298 films from 75 countries will be shown at the BIFF, which will run from October 12 to 21 in Busan, South Korea.

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