Ang Hinirang na Anak ng Diyos

The Appointed Son of God

20 minutes | 2021 | Philippines | Narrative
Tagalog | sub. English | 17+



XXI 3 | TUE 29 NOV | 12:15

XXI 2 | WED 30 NOV | 12:45

Indonesia Premiere


Duterte Regime, Philippines – Reality mingles with fiction when an amateur filmmaker directs a film about a veteran action star who auditions for a young director’s film debut about a self-proclaimed messiah—their ending is still to be written.


Lester Cristal



Director’s Filmography


Kloseta (Short)



Paano Magmahal ng Uod? (TV Mini Series)



Plus. Minus. (Short)



Production Company

Daluyon Films and Outré Studios




Director's Profile

Lester Cristal

Lester Cristal

Gay and a native of the Manila slums, Cristal is no stranger to the harsh realities of life. His films, which emphasize voices that are underrepresented, unheard, and underserved, challenge the conventions of his community. As a scholar, Cristal studied digital filmmaking and then worked at the Cultural Center of the Philippines to supervise the promotion and preservation of more than half a century's worth of archives. FAMAS Awards, the Philippines' oldest awarding body for cinema, nominated one of his works for Best Short Film. He has participated in script and pitch programs at Interfilm Berlin in Germany, Drama Film Festival in Greece, and Sundance Film Festival in the U.S.

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