GASPING FOR AIR / 1-2-3 / WAN-TU-TRI (1-2-3)

GASPING FOR AIR / 1-2-3 / WAN-TU-TRI (1-2-3)

PH 2016, D: Carlo Obispo, 104 Min.
Fiction, OV with Eng. ST, released for 12+, recommended for 15+

When Lulu wins a singing competition in her hometown on the small Philippine island of Silag, a talent scout promises her a career as a singer in the city. Soon enough, her family receives money sent from Manila, but Lulu’s older brother has doubts about his sister’s happiness. He sets out for the capital and finds her performing as singer in a night club under the name of Rose. Determined to bring his sister back home, he becomes increasingly caught up in the spiral of prostitution and violence. A touching and at the same time quiet and powerful film about the search for happiness and freedom under the most adverse conditions.

GERMAN PREMIERE

Officially selected for Zlín Film Festival, opening film at Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2016

WED, 4.10., 11 AM
CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Carlo Obispo

THU, 5.10., 11 AM
CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director Carlo Obispo

We offer educational material for this film.

TRAILER

DIRECTOR


Carlo Obispo studied philosophy and visual communication. He debuted in 2013 with ZONE 7 (PUROK 7). The film portrays the joys and sorrows of two young Philippine twins whose mother is facing the death sentence in China and won the LUCAS Award for Best feature film in 2014. Obispo’s films speak out for the oppressed who are usually not represented in Philippine mainstream cinema.

Filmography
2016 1-2-3 / 2013 PUROK 7 / 2011 123 (short film) / 2008 ESBAT