296 mins, Black and white
Hernando Alamada, Filipino vaudeville great and a former socialist cadre, fulfills the last leg of his performing tour on the Mayflower cruise ship. He knows that the Philippines is experiencing a bitter transition yet again; the much-loved and popular president, Ramon Magsaysay, suddenly dies in a plane crash. He arrives in his poverty-stricken barrio, his country’s state and future burdening him heavily, and at the same time, a deep personal turmoil confronts him.
He plods on an aimless journey. Akin to the Filipino ‘bodabil’, he finds himself on the gate of the theater of the absurd, a descent to burlesque, madness, to stark realities, and, ultimately, an ascent to his own redemption.
•John Lloyd Cruz as Hernando
•Mae Paner as Sister Lorenza
•Dolly De Leon as Dahlia
•Jonathan Francisco as Joselito
•Teroy Guzman as Among Kuyang
•Hazel Orencio as Matilde
•Earl Ignacio as Ernesto
•Ceian Hazel Gabuco as Ina
Production Manager/Assistant Director
Neil Alvin Delas Alas
Jay-R Escandor/Allen Alzola/Mark Ordoña