From October 28th to November 14th
Director: Joel C. Lamangan
Language: VOSE | VOSC
Son of the Macho Dancer is a coming-of-age film about Inno, a boy who wants to escape the abuse of his father Pol, a retired stripper addicted to drugs. One day, Tere, Inno’s mother, forces him to work in a male strip club, but just when he starts working, Tere abandons her son and her husband. At the club, Inno meets Bambi, an ex-prostitute who organizes private parties to sexually satisfy the rich. Bambi invites Inno to join these parties, where he meets Jun Mallari, a wealthy gay businessman. Inno seduces Jun, attracted by the life of comfort he offers, becoming his plaything and abandoning his father. Kyle, a handsome 19-year-old who seems jealous of Inno for being another of Jun’s toys, warns him to stay away from Jun before it’s too late. But Inno turns a deaf ear and ends up in a world even more violent than the one he escaped from.
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.