• World Focus
[ Pailalim ]
Director: Daniel R. Palacio
  • Drama
Asian Premiere
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Schedule & Ticket
10/26 18:10- (84min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Daniel R. Palacio (Director/Screenplay), Joem Bascon (Actor)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
10/29 10:25- (84min)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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Bangis is a poor gravedigger living inside a cemetery mausoleum with his family. As his daughter becomes ill, getting her checked into a hospital becomes a dilemma. He knows he needs to get money as soon as possible. As the illness lingers for weeks, Bangis’s desperation grows stronger. He must do something or his child won’t survive her ordeal. Risking everything, he decides to steal a newly buried corpse and sell it to a funeral parlor for money. He only hopes that everything goes well and it’s not too late for his beloved daughter.
Director Daniel R. Palacio

Born in Balagtas, Bulacan, in the Philippines, Daniel R. Palacio was a self-taught filmmaker until he joined the film workshop of a highly acclaimed director, Brillante Ma Mendoza, where he won the Best Film and Best Director awards. In the same year, he attended the scriptwriting program of a multi-award-winning screenwriter Armando Lao. He has two short films under his belt. Underground is his first feature film.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Daniel R. Palacio
Executive Producer/Creative Consultant : Brillante Ma. Mendoza
Creative Consultant : Armando Lao
Producer : Carlo Valenzona
Editor : Diego Marx Dobles
Cinematographer : Rommel Sales
Assistant Director : Charita Castinlag
Production Designer : Harley Alcasid
Production Manager : Evangeline Torcino
Production Assistant : Christine Florendo
Production Coordinator : Vanessa Joy Palacio
Sound Engineer : Albert Michael Idioma
Music : Teresa Barrozo
Cast Joem Bascon
Mara Lopez
84min. Color Filipino | 2017 The Philippines |
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