courtesy of notsofluffyfiona
Another competitor in the New Breed section of Cinemalaya 2011 is Eduardo Roy, Jr. with his movie “Bahay Bata” (Baby Factory).
Here’s what it’s all about, as posted in the festival website:
Sarah (Diana Zubiri) is a nurse at a Public Maternity Hospital. The hospital is abuzz with pregnant mothers of all shapes and sizes in different stages of labor. The hospital is short on staff on Christmas Day so Sarah is forced to put in a double shift. Sarah observes the women coming and going in her ward, noting who is a first-timer and who is a veteran. Meanwhile, the wards are overcrowded : two women and their babies sharing single beds while those in labor are spilling unto the hallways. Sarah takes these all in stride, her heart and mind laboring over her own personal pains.
Although it looks like an ordinary trip to the maternity ward, there are actually so many things happening inside one – some of them very sad, thought-provoking, and even shocking to an extent (as I’ve learned from my nephew-nurse who was exposed to all the graphic details of what transpires even in just a 12-hour shift.) Cast-wise, this is a good acting vehicle for Diana Zubiri, just in time for her showbiz comeback after a few years of low-profile living.
Visit (and Like) its Facebook page where you can already reserve tickets, as well as get details on how to have the movie screened in your school, college or university.
“Bahay Bata” is directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr. who also shares screenplay credits with Jerome Zamora. Aside from Diana, other members of the cast are Mailes Kanapi, Orlando Sol, Sue Prado, Joeffrey Javier and with the special participation of Yul Servo. Watch out for its screening skeds during Cinemalaya 2011 starting July 15.