KINATAY (2009)

Produced by: Swift Productions, Centerstage Productions
Directed by: Brillante Mendoza
Co-Stars: John Regala, Maria Isabel Lopez, Jhong Hilario, Julio Diaz, Mercedes Cabral

KINATAY tells the story of Peping (Coco Martin), a criminology student who, in his attempt to make enough money for his family, joins a syndicate offered by his friend Abyong (Jhong Hilario). One night, the syndicate abducts, rapes and kills a woman, butchers the body into pieces and throws the pieces in various places out of the car. Peping becomes torn between his humanity and the fear of what might happen to him if he leaves the syndicate.

The film competed in the main competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival and was included in the 2009 Cinemalaya Film Festival.