It’s been exactly a year since Best Partee Ever, Howard Yambao’s first feature film to be released, and an official entry to the 2016 QCinema Film Festival.
The film stars JC de Vera as Mikey, a young, discreet, gay man from the affluent class, spends five years in a city jail while hearing his case for drug pushing. Inside prison, Mikey holds back to adapt to the culture and stratification among inmates. Eventually, Mikey becomes a ‘Mayor’ (ring leader) to a group of gay inmates called “Gang-da”. Together, they thrive to survive the dangers of several gang riots, the mundane, and the decay of human dignity.
FIRSTS. For those who didn’t know, this is de Vera’s first gay role. This is also his first independently produced film. This is also his first time to join a film festival for independent films. This is his first time to have an on-screen kissing scene with a guy. And last but not the least, he gets his first acting award in this film.
For those who haven’t seen the film during its QCinema 2016 run and other special screenings, here’s your chance to watch!
The film gets a wider release through FDCP and SM Cinema’s Cine Lokal starting October 20 until October 26. The selected SM cinemas are: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Southmall, SM Manila, SM Sta. Mesa and SM Bacoor.
The film also stars Jordan Herrera, Aaron Rivera, Shandii Bacolod, Mercedes Cabral, Kristoffer King, Angela Cortez and Acey Aguilar. MTRCB rating is R-16.