From October 28th to November 14th
Director: Joel C. Lamangam
Language: VOSE | VOSC
Genre: Drama, Romance
A retired sailor (Phillip Salvador) returns home after a long time to retrieve his disabled ex-wife (Norea Aunor), who has fallen on hard times. The sailor is believed to have passed away many years ago when his ship was wrecked off the coast of Mexico. For his bitter wife, his “death” was just a convenient excuse to abandon her and their three children. Will he, with the help of a gay friend (Michael de Mesa), be able to win her back and earn his children’s forgiveness?
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.