Huling Palabas


In every movie he watches, 16-year-old Andoy creates narratives that could help him find answers to the questions that have always bothered him: Who is he and who is his father? The truth remains elusive; none of his imaginings come true. But then two characters appear in Andoy’s hometown who themselves seem to have come out of a movie: Ariel, a hairdresser who attracts young men with his inexplicable charm, and Isidro, a mysterious, long-haired man who owns a VCD player. Andoy finds himself entranced by them both. But the deeper he becomes entangled in their twisted lives, the more his reality begins to falter. Andoy must decide whether to end his years of searching for his father with a bang or with a whimper.


  • Runtime

    97 min
  • Country

  • Year of Presentation

  • Year of Production

  • Director

    Ryan Machado
  • Cast

    Shun Mark Gomez, Bon Andrew Lentejas, Cedrick Juan, Serena Magiliw, Jay Gonzaga, Senanda, Adelyn Fabon, Glenn Mas
  • Production Company

    Tilt Studios
  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Feature Film

dates of presentation

    1. HKW 1 - Miriam Makeba Auditorium

      John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
      10557 Berlin

    1. Cineplex Titania

      Gutsmuthsstraße 27/28
      12163 Berlin

    1. HKW 1 - Miriam Makeba Auditorium

      John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
      10557 Berlin

    1. Cubix 8

      Rathausstraße 1
      10178 Berlin

Biography Ryan Machado

Born and raised in Romblon, an island province of the Philippines, he became fascinated by radio plays and films at an early age. After a summer film camp and a directing workshop, he became a filmmaker. He also works as a playwright and won the 2022 Carlos Palanca Award for Literature for his one-act play “Huling Haraya nina Ischia at Emeteria”. He currently teaches language, drama and creative writing at the University of the Philippines while also pursuing his MFA in creative writing at De La Salle University. Huling Palabas is his debut feature film.

Filmography Ryan Machado

2016 Engkwento (A Boy’s Tale) | 2017 Kagat (Bite) | 2020 AL+ER | 2023 Huling Palabas