The award-winning indie film, “Tu Pug Imatuy,” will be among the movies featured in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) from August 15 to 21.
“Tu Pug Imatuy” (The Right to Kill) tells the story of a Lumad couple who struggle against problems in their community such as mining and military operations that eventually ravaged their land.
The film has bagged prestigious recognitions from different award-giving bodies, including the Grand Jury Prize for Film at the FAMAS Awards and the Best Picture at Sinag Maynila Film Festival 2017 where the film was premiered. Its director, Arnel ‘Arbi’ Barbirona. was also named the Best Director by FAMAS, Gawan Urian, and Sinag Maynila.
“Tu Pug Imatuy” also bagged the Best Screenplay in Sinag for award-winning writer and director Arnel Mardoquio.
The movie is part of the Special Features Section of award-winning indie movies in the PPP. The film aims to connect the Filipino audience with the pressing problems of indigenous people.
“Tu Pug Imatuy” will be shown at SM Cinemas (Mall of Asia, Megamall, Manila, North EDSA, Sta. Mesa, and Fairview); and at Robinson’s Galleria Movie World and Gateway Cinema. Schedule of regional screenings will be announced soon.