Director: Derick Cabrido
Year: 2016
Duration: 85′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama


“Purgatoryo” tells the story of Ilyong, a recently-dead man killed by the police, after he was caught stealing. This is the beginning of his story – his death. Soon after, he is brought into a sleazy funeral home, run by Violet, a greedy homosexual who has learned to survive by renting out the dead bodies in his funeral home to Simon. Along for the ride is Jojo, a police officer who is under the payroll of Simon and who supplies the dead bodies for Violet to take care of and make money from. Violet has two workers, On-on and Dyograd, who clean the cadavers and prepare them for the wake. On-on, for all his good looks, no longer feels alive except when he is gambling. Dyograd, on the other hand, only feels alive while having sex. Shortly after the arrival of Ilyong, misfortune and chaos ensue.

Director’s Biography

Roderick “Derick” Cabrido is an award-winning Filipino documentary producer and film maker. He was awarded with the Bronze World Medal at the 2009 New York Television Festival, for the documentary “Pinays for Export”, Silver Screen Award at the 2010 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for the documentary “Tasaday”.

Festivals and Awards

2018: 14th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary.
2018: Next Door section of the 22nd Split International Festival of New Film.
2018: 50th Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, Spain.


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