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Manila, 1970s. Four friends are drinking in the middle of the night. Two soldiers visit them.

  • Ivan Cortez
    Director
    Tatlo, Pikit
  • Ivan Cortez
    Writer
    Tatlo, Pikit
  • Lau Cortes
    Key Cast
    "Fidel"
  • Jasper Estaras
    Key Cast
    "Lino"
  • Gwen Soriano
    Key Cast
    "Maria"
  • Regine Villazanta
    Key Cast
    "Hilda"
  • Marc Felix
    Key Cast
    "Soldier #1"
  • Jag Concepcion
    Key Cast
    "Soldier #2"
  • Marben Portucela
    Director of Photography
  • Vanerie Lumaque
    Production Design
  • Jane Danting
    Unit Production Manager
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 3, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    Tagalog
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Cinesinuebe Short Film Festival
    Manila
    Philippines
    March 23, 2019
    Philippine Premiere
  • Cebu International Film Festival
    Cebu City
    Philippines
    September 24, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 5th Sorok Short Film Festival
    Manila City
    Philippines
    October 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Cinema One Originals Film Festival
    Metro Manila
    Philippines
    November 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival
    Iloilo City
    Philippines
    December 6, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Dreamanila International Film Festival
    Manila City
    Philippines
    Online Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ivan Cortez

Ivan Cortez is currently a film student from Asia Pacific Film Institute. Familiar in directing, writing, and editing, he has made and produced a number of short films, music videos, and ads; and has entered in various film festivals around the globe.

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Director Statement

In times where fake news is prevalent and the country is experiencing political division, this film tackles and portrays one of the darkest eras in its country’s history, in hopes of challenging how far our personal beliefs affect ourselves and the people around us.