Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros


This film contrasts the purity of the first love of poverty and corruption that characterize life in the slums of Manila. The 12-year-old Maxi lives here. His family is poor. For his petty criminal relatives, he cleans up the house, cooks, washes, mends the tattered jeans and, if necessary, procures the necessary alibi to save siblings or the father from being arrested. It is accepted that Maxi is gay. Loved and protected by relatives, he is something like the resting pole of the family. He is responsible for family life. It goes well until Maxi becomes friends with Victor. The universally respected, principled policeman gives Maxi hope for a better, non-criminal life. 
Auraeus Solito : “Almost seven years ago, on the island of Palawan in the south of the Philippines, I rediscovered my own roots as part of the indigenous population: swimming in the lakes, hiking under the full moon, capturing the life of our endangered mankind and after a holy one long past Dancing the Ritual of Truth… After returning to modern Manila, where I grew up, I started making this film. I now understood the area in which I grew up much better. The attention that this film attracts will inspire the digital film scene in the Philippines. The digital revolution leveled the difference between third and first world. Even if we are poor, we still have imagination. " 


  • Länge

    100 min
  • Land

  • Vorführungsjahr

  • Herstellungsjahr

  • Regie

    Auraeus Solito
  • Mitwirkende

    Nathan Lopez, JR Valentin, Soliman Cruz, Neil Ryan Sese, Ping Medina, Bodjie Pascua, Elmo Redrico, Ivan Camacho, Lucito Lopez, Sir Jett Desalesa, Anastacio Cruz, Roychell Torre, Peter Anthony Tumbaga, Edwin Pamanian, Rodney Luengu, Claudine Najera, Rebecca Padilla, Arnold Cruz, Julius Ray Caringal, Buck Harold Pago, Remedios Calinangan, Pepe Smith
  • Produktionsfirma

    Ufo Pictures
  • Berlinale Sektion

  • Berlinale Kategorie

  • Teddy Award Gewinner

    Best Feature Film

Biografie Auraeus Solito

Auraeus Solito wurde in Manila geboren. Er studierte Theaterwissenschaft an der Universität der Philippinen und nahm an einem Filmworkshop des Mowelfund Film Instituts teil, der zum Ausgangspunkt seiner Karriere als Filmemacher wurde.

Filmografie Auraeus Solito

2009 Boy | 2011 Busong