International Premiere at 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

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Directed by Pepe Diokno (Philippines)
Produced by EPICMEDIA
Co-produced by PŌTOCOL

In an elite law school fraternity, ironically, law is out of the question. KAPATIRAN follows a week in the lives of a neophyte, a master, and a lawyer alumnus; and crosses the lines of money, power and connections within Manila’s society. This all culminates on a Sunday, at the grand final initiation rites of the brotherhood.

Pepe Diokno

Pepe Diokno (b. 1987, Manila) is a film director, writer and producer. In 2009, his debut film, ENGKWENTRO, won the Lion of the Future – Luigi de Laurentiis Award and the Orizzonti Prize at the Venice Film Festival with it’s brave exposition of vigilante murders that take place in southern Philippines. Diokno is a rare, young voice in Philppine cinema, dealing with the difficult – often ignored – political and social issues his country faces. KAPATIRAN is his third film.

World Premiere – 4th Q Cinema Film Festival, Manila, 2015
Official Selection – 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection – 40th Sao Paolo International Film Festival, 2016

Format: DCP / 5.1 surround sound
Runtime: 76 minutes
Language: Tagalog, English

Jim Libiran, Russ Ligtas, Regina Belmonte, Paul Jake Paule, Lav Diaz