|Pink Halo-Halo (2010)|
|GayComing of AgeChildren and FamilyAsia|
IMDb 8.4 high score!
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
srt: English (hard), Chinese (hard)
Director: Joselito Altarejos
Cast: Paolo Constantino, Allen Dizon, Angeli Bayani
Awards: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2010 - Best Editing, Hawaii Filipino Film Festival 2010