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The River That Never Ends

Indonesian Premiere

19 minutes | 2022 | Philippines | Narrative | 🔊 Filipino, English | English Sub. | 13+


Along a river that undergoes a major change, Baby, a middle-aged trans woman, shuttles between her job as a companion-for-hire for strangers and her duty to her father. As the people around Baby start to disappear, she realizes that she has been left behind in a sprawling city.


MON, 27 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 17:30

WED, 29 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 13:00

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

JT Trinidad

JT Trinidad

JT Trinidad is a filmmaker born and raised in Pandacan, Manila. Their short ‘as if nothing happened’ competed at the London Short Film Festival 2022 and was included in CNN’s Best Filipino Films of 2020. They were an alumnus of Ricky Lee’s Screenwriting Workshop, Mowelfund Film Institute, and Film Futura.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Archipelago, burning sisiw, para kay dharma, Tarzeer Pictures

Producer Gale Osorio, Ma. Sophia Sibal

Main Cast Emerald Romero

Screenplay JT Trinidad

Cinematographer Eric Bico

Editor Maria Estela Paiso

Notable Achievement

Gender Sensitivity Award | QCinema International Film Festival

Kaohsiung Film Festival



Maglaho Man Ang Lungsod, Tayo’y Mananatili (2022) 

The Wheels Have Stopped From Rolling (2022)

Like People, They Change Too (2021)

As If Nothing Happened (2020)