Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuano dark comedy-drama film, “Patay Na Si Hesus” will be showed anew in Canada on May 26, 2019.
Film director Victor Villanueva confirmed in a Facebook post that the award-winning film will be screened at the Garneau Theater in Edmonton, Canada.
“Patay na si Hesus in Canada again this May,” he said on his Facebook post.
Last year, the movie was screened in Toronto and Vancouver.
In an interview with Cebu Daily News Digital, the Cebuano director assured that non-Filipino audience can relate with the story.
“It deals with universal themes of a broken family and embracing their imperfections to be whole (again),” he told CDN Digital.
“Patay Na Si Hesus” is starred by Jaclyn Jose, Chai Fonacier, Melde Montañez, Angelina Kanapi, and Vincent Viado.
The story centers on a single mother named Iyay, (Jose) who will drag her children from Cebu to Dumaguete to attend the funeral of their estranged father named Jesus.
She takes with her in the trip her children Hubert (Viado) with down syndrome; Jude (Fonacier), a brokenhearted transman; and Jay (Montañez), who is living a bum life.
The film is written by Cebuano filmmaker Fatrick Tabada and produced by Bianca Balbuena and Moira Lang.
The film bagged awards in several film competitions.
“Patay Na Si Hesus” received the Jury’s Choice Award during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) in 2017.
It was the only Cebuano film in the 12-film line-up.
In 2016, it bagged The film won the Audience Choice Award and the Gender Sensitive Film during the QCinema International Film Festival. /bmjo