“Kinatay”, which means ‘butchered’ in Tagalog, is a true story of a young man’s journey into corruption, crime and violence. The film depicts a pivotal evening in the life of a policeman as he unwittingly becomes involved in the brutal murder of a prostitute in the hands of a local gang.
International success “Kinatay” continues its sold out screenings at the London Film Festival. It was exhibited at selected art-house venues in the National Film Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Catalonian International Film Festival in Spain and was included in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Cannes Best Director, Brilliante Mendoza currently has the backing of production companies in France and the Philippines for funding and promotion of his projects.
Director: Brilliante Mendoza
Cast: Mercedes Cabral, Maria Isabel Lopez, Coco Martin, John Regala
Rating: R-18 (Philippines)
Official Movie Site: Kinatay