manila is full of men named boy

Director: Andrew Stephen Lee | Short Film | Philippines | Runtime: 20 min

75th Venice Film Festival - Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (World Premiere)

28th Busan International Film Festival

48th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

14th Cinema One Originals Film Festival, Winner Best Short Film***

22nd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

24th Geneva International Film Festival

29th Singapore International Film Festival

Manila, July 7, 2009. As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout The Philippines despite terrorist attacks in the south, an estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress his father. However, when the patriarch and his friends embrace the new child as one of their own, the question must be asked: what determines who is more valuable of attention?