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3 Filipino films in Toronto International Film Festival

Ma' Rosa, The Woman Who Left, and Imago to be screened at TIFF
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Toronto, Canada: Three Filipino films will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival to be held September 8-18, 2016.

Ma' Rosa

Filipino firebrand Brillante Mendoza (Slingshot, Kinatay) incisively explores the street-level corruption of the Duterte-era Philippines with this tragicomic tale about a low-level drug dealer (Jaclyn Jose, Best Actress winner at Cannes) on a desperate search for cash to pay a bribe to the local cops.

The Woman Who Left (Ang Babaeng Humayo)

Director Lav Diaz's drama examines economic disparity in modern Filipino society through the eyes of a woman released from prison 30 years after being framed and wrongly convicted.


A 54-year-old single mother in Manila heads out for another night at a job that, though rife with risk and desperation, is business as usual for her. Tonight, however, before her task is through, she‘ll have to contend with more than she can bear.

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