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Synopsis: In an idyllic place in the countryside, a blind girl named Rosa and her pet dog welcome another day with another flight of imagination where she can see the colors of a rainbow. As the day wears on, however, she returns to the reality of her actual condition, where her inebriated father regularly inflicts verbal and physical abuse. She finds solace in the benevolence of her neighbors and the company of Bantay, her pet dog.

When her father recalls that Rosa is the cause of his wife’s death, he goes into blind rage and beats her up until the village chief comes to her rescue. The film closes with Rosa’s dream turning into reality, i.e., although still blind, she can see light and colors returning to her world.

Language

Tagalog

Run Time

15 minutes

Starring

Teri Onor (Tonio)
Jane Kelly Nuyad (Rosa)

Written by

Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio

Produced by

Ferdinand Lapuz

Executive Producer

Dexter Dominguez

Composer

Jake Abella

Cinematographer

Gilbert Obispo

Director's Statement

I made this small film as my love letter to lost innocence, for isn’t it sad and ironic that the children and the animals, who most deserve our love and protection, are the most deprived of that love and protection and are the easiest to victimize?

Director's Bio

Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio started as a music video director for Filipino top singers.
Then he helmed many TV shows and he directed commercial films “Pangarap Kong Ibigan Ka”, “Lovestruck” and Annie B”.
His first independent feature “Asintado (Between The Eyes)” won the Best Children’s Film at the 2015 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival while Child Haus was Best Chidlren’s Film in Dhaka in 2016.
Laut won Best Actress and Special Mention at the 2016 Oporto International Film Festival and Special Jury for Direction at the 2016 World Premieres Film Festival – Asean Skies program in Manila.
Area won for him the Special Jury Prize at the 12th Eurasia International Film Festival in Kazakhstan, Jury Prize at the 2017 Houston International Film Festival, Best Director at the 2017 ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards and a Bronze Medal Award for Directing at the New York Festivals of Films and Television.

Production Year

2020

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