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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