LIWAY

ASIAN PERSPECTIVES

(FEATURES)

DIRECTED BY KIP OEBANDA

107 Minutes | Fiction | DCP | Colour | o.v. Filipino | sub. English | Philippines, 2018

SCHEDULE

20 NOV | WED |  19:10 | Studio 4

 

SYNOPSIS

Liway” is the true story of a mother raising her child as normally as possible in a prison camp for rebels during the Marcos dictatorship. She tells fantastic stories, sings songs and plays with his imagination. She starts to doubt if living inside the camp is best for the child. As Martial Law ends, prison life deteriorates under a dictatorial new warden. The family is split apart. Protecting her child becomes increasingly difficult.

“Liway” adalah kisah nyata dari seorang ibu yang membesarkan anaknya dengan cara senormal mungkin di dalam sebuah kamp penjara bagi pemberontak selama masa kediktatoran Marcos. Ia menceritakan cerita-cerita yang indah, menyanyikan lagu-lagu dan bermain dengan imajinasinya. Dia mulai mencemaskan kehidupan anaknya di dalam penjara. Ketika darurat militer berakhir, kehidupan di penjara memburuk di bawah kepemimpinan diktatorial kepala sipir baru. Keluarga ini terpisah. Melindungi anaknya menjadi semakin sulit.

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DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY

KIP OEBANDA

(PHILIPPINES) 

 

2018

LIWAY 

Special Jury Citations and Audience Choice Award, 2018 Cinemalaya

Kip Oebanda started filmmaking in 2014 with the feature, “Tumbang Preso,” about human trafficking. He attended the Sundance Stories of Change Lab in 2015. He went on to write and direct “Bar Boys,” a law school comedy-drama for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2016 and “Nay,” a horror film inspired by the Philippine drug war for Cinema One Originals 2017. In 2018, he made his most personal film, “Liway” about his childhood memories growing up inside a prison

Production Company:

VY/AC Productions

Contact:

Alemberg Ang : alem@vyacprod.com