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Intl Film Festival Manhattan "Siphayo" Screening #IFFMNYC2016

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358 West 44th Street

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"Siphayo" 90 Mins (Philippines) Dir: Joel Lamangan Starring: Nathalie Hart, Allan Paule, Joel Bascon and Luis Alandy (For MatureAudiences Only)

Logline: A self-made farmer and rice mill owner causes a rebellion by his two sons when he installs his young mistress as the new woman of the house immediately after his wife’s death.

Synopsis: As its matriarch nears the end of a long and expensive battle with cancer, a family of rice farmers faces the threat of financial ruin after her imminent passing. The proud and stoic patriarch, DANTE (Alan Paule), is determined to save his modest rice mill from being taken over by the bank. He bristles at reports of a giant mall chain’s keen interest in buying his several hectares of farm land. He needs the help of his two sons to get out of debt, but he is dismissive of their abilities. The firstborn, CONRADO (Luis Alandy), is the only one interested in farming. However, in a failed bid for independence from his overbearing father, he tried to work abroad, only to be duped by an illegal recruiter. Having contributed to his family’s financial woes, Conrado resigns himself to a life of servitude to his father. But his ambitious live-in girlfriend SOL (Elora Espano) vows to work for their financial independence as a couple. Dante’s younger son, ROLANDO (Joem Bascon), is a graduating I.T. student in Manila who looks headed for a white-collar job in the city. However, both Dante and Conrado see him as a weakling and treat him accordingly. Nevertheless, Rolando promises his mother to use his education to help in the financial side of the family business. Unfortunately, Fely dies just one day after a young and very attractive personal nurse, ALICE (Nathalie Hart), shows up to attend to her care. Three days after the burial, all bets are off as Dante re-introduces Alice as the new woman of the house. As they learn that she has been their father’s mistress for some time, an outraged Conrado disrespects Alice at every turn, while Rolando tries to seduce her in a clumsy bid to break off the scandalous union. To add to Dante’s dismay, Sol goes off to work for the giant mall chain that he despises, the same ever-expanding conglomerate that now wants to gobble up his farm. Meanwhile, Alice seems to be enjoying all the trouble that she has caused.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/m-Ppj9eLdpI (For Mature Audiences Only)


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