Joel C. Lamangan / Philippines



FILMIN (online)
From October 28th to November 14th


Director: Joel C. Lamangan
Year: 2021
Duration: 97’
Language: VOSE | VOSC
Genre: Drama


Danny is one of the thousands of Filipino migrant workers who had to return to their country during the COVID-19 pandemic. He escapes from the quarantine center to be reunited with his family, but upon being taken in he realizes the appalling conditions in which they live. Danny, in order to survive during the crisis, falls into the sordid world of online sex work acting in a clandestine brothel run by a certain Rene, where he will end up working in exchange for protection, after avoiding the health authorities, who raided his house taking his family and who are still after him.


Multi-award-winning Filipino director Joel C. Lamangan studied film and theater in the Philippines and abroad. He was an actor and director for theater and television, until he started acting for film and was able to make his directorial debut in 1991 with Darna. Among his most notable films are: The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995), for which he won the Golden Pyramid Award at the Cairo Film Festival in 1995 and Nora Aunor took home the Best Actress Award; Pusong Mamon (1998), Deathrow (2000), Hubog (2001), Huling Birhen sa Lupa (2003), Blue Moon (2006) and Deadline (2011). In 2014, her feature film Hustisya won the Best Actress Award and the Netpac at the Philippine independent film festival Cinemalaya. It was also screened at the Toronto festival and competed at the Warsaw and Nantes festivals. With Bhoy Intsik (2017) he won the special jury prize at the Porto festival. Rainbow’s Sunset won nine awards at the 2018 Manila festival, in addition to the special jury prize and best actor award for Eddie Garcia and Tony Mabesa at the 2019 Houston festival.