(SPOT.ph) With more and more to offer as the years pass, the local film scene always has something new to bring to the table. With film festivals like the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino and the Cinemalaya Film Festival, you have a good selection of films to watch that are reflective of the great talent the country has today. These festivals often screen in a limited number of theaters for a short period of time, which might make it difficult for you to watch all entries. It's a good thing you can watch an old film festival entry soon: 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival entry Pan De Salawal is screening nationwide on July 24.
The film follows the story of an old and ill-stricken baker named Sal, played by Bodjie Pascua, who spends most of his time alone along train tracks. He faces terrible pain along the tracks one day but he is snapped out of it by a little girl named Aguy, played by Miel Espinoza. With her healing touch, she helps Sal and his neighbors by inflicting physical pain for a short while, which eventually leads them to get better.
This film happens to be the directorial debut of Che Espiritu, for which she won Best Director and Special Jury Prize at the 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival. The film also bagged Best Original Score for Len Calvo and Special Jury Prize for Acting for Miel Espinoza.
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