Pink Halo-Halo

Pink Halo-Halo

Natoy is just like any other child. He finds joy and excitement in the simplest of things — especially in eating halo-halo filled with pink gelatin and red sago at the local halo-halo store owned by... More
1h18m Philippines 2010
Subtitles
繁體中文 English
Tags
Gay Coming-of-Age Family Philippines Movies

Synopsis

Natoy is just like any other child. He finds joy and excitement in the simplest of things — especially in eating halo-halo filled with pink gelatin and red sago at the local halo-halo store owned by his godmother, Bing; and playing with his uncle, Mating. Things change suddenly when, as he and his mother Sonia are watching television, a news report about the ongoing war in Mindanao (southern part of the Philippines) shows footage of a badly wounded soldier waiting for rescue. That soldier — almost bleeding to death, is his father, Corporal Lino Bolante. As far away as the war, this story does not just show how the war in Mindanao robs a child of his innocence, but also shows the shadows of the wars that Filipino homes confront everyday.

"Even in detailing the specifics of personal and familial grief, Altarejos does so with admirable restraint and control."-Oggs Cruz, Screen Anarchy

IMDb 8.4 high score!

Details

Country
Philippines
Language
Filipino
Director
Joselito Altarejos
Cast
Paolo ConstantinoAllen DizonAngeli Bayani
Awards
Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2010 - Best Editing, Hawaii Filipino Film Festival 2010
Review
Speaks a universal language that is indifferent to gender, creed, and nationality

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