Special Programs < New Action! Southeast Asia >
Director: Mikhail RED
2016｜Philippines, Qatar｜116min｜Language: Tagalog｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/6 (Mon)||12:00||Cine Libre Umeda 4||◎|
|3/10 (Fri)||20:40||Cine Libre Umeda 3|
- Mary Joy APOSTOL
When Maya, the daughter of a farmer, enters a forest reserve, she shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle (known as a Haribon). This becomes the catalyst of a series of brutal events that draws in Domingo, a rookie cop ordered to track down the suspected poacher. However, Maya is not the only one being hunted. After investigating the disappearance of local farmers protesting over land that has been stolen from them by government officials, Domingo finds himself being tracked by criminals who are involved in the incident. Little do the two realise that they will meet in a series of explosive encounters and make an even more horrific discovery.
“Birdshot” starts as a mystery-drama with supernatural elements but it becomes political over the course of its story as elements of corruption in public office and police brutality are brought into the mix. Underneath its mysterious, still, haunting and beautiful images lurks a compelling tale of terrifying violence in the luscious landscape of the Philippines.
- 協 力