October 27, 2011

A Look Into 'Batang Ifugao'

Somebody emailed me a link to the trailer of the indie movie 'Batang Ifugao' which was co-directed by Chris Reyes and Carlo Montero. The film stars Norris John, Angela Ruiz, Winston de Dios, Lorraine Lopez, Ralph Louie, Sofia Lee, and Chito Alcid.

After watching the trailer, this is what I thought:
Well, it looks like it's going to be another typical Filipino indie film using sex scenes and prostitution themes to sell itself. And of course, as the title 'Batang Ifugao' suggests, it's going to be somehow connected to the people of Ifugao.

The problem is it seems like the Ifugao culture has once again been unnecessarily attacked and embarrassed by some indie director's notion that using exotic cultures and traditions as backdrop for a film is a sure thing.

Just watching the trailer will tell you everything about what the film is all about. Sex, prostitution, and violence with the "Ifugao thing" as additional attraction. Even a blind man can see that.

The poster for the movie hammered the last nail on the coffin. 'Batang Ifugao' is one made by people who thought they could make you watch the film by riddling it with bed scenes, strip club scenes, and indigenous cultures.

Stay away from this film. Enough of these crap. Why can't Pinoy indie filmmakers make movies without resorting to sex scenes, gay themes, masahistas, you know the rest?

'Batang Ifugao' poster:





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11 comments:

  1. Same sentiments when I saw the trailer. I can think of better storylines out of the Ifugao community and it's just sad na ganito nangyayari ngayon.

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  2. this is a shit! That writer and director what the life of Ifugaos is. Please educate them before they can do a movie. It just show how ignorant they are of life of other civilizations. Kultura ng mga tagalog yan tos papakita nyo na amin yan! lang hiya! Get a life! paindie indie ka pa, nonsense naman! quit that job of yours and die! please, your a shame to the human race!

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  3. ...this is really bullshit!!!! we the people of ifugaos are not like that!!!!! we are very strict with our culture.... we are educated.... to the director --- you may DIE....

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  4. Sh*t/f*ck bakit ganun sinira nyo imahe naming mga ifugao..............

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  5. Fuck you direct!!!u know nothing about the ifugao people and culture!!!i will kill you myself if i see u in person,u'r full of shit..dammmmnnn u assholeeeee!!!!!!!

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  6. to the one who make the movie......pls go back to school again and study hard on geography and sining sa kulturang filipino

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  7. direct!!!!!! para nyo na lang kaming pinahiya sa buong mundo.... hindi kami ganyan na ifugao...

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  8. THAT'S AGAINST OUR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS THAT WE THE IFUGAO PEOPLE ARE BEING RAISED UP WITH.YOU STUPID ANIMAL KNOW NOTHING BUT A FUCK SHIT!GO TO HELL!!!!!!

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  9. You directors of this film... you are INSENSITIVE... kahit na di ko napanood ang trailer may nagsabi nmn... shame on you....

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  10. INDIE FILM???? it's a TRASH!!!! you have no RIGHT to do an Indie Film about people from IFUGAO without learning our culture, beliefs and traditions.. MORONS!!!

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  11. Eh totoo naman in a way ha? Kayo mga ifugao you flirt with your loin cloth tapos kapag may kumagat na mag seseryoso na ma inlove sa inyo ay lolokohin lang ninyo just to bleed the poor love-lust-smitten person out of his money? Kunwari pa kayo dyan na nagmamalinis eh kahit sa inyo may mga lahing trapo din. Pweeeh!

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