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Official Selection

DEATH OF NINTENDO

Year 2020
Runtime 98 mins
Language Tagalog, English, Filipino
Subtitles English Subtitles
Canadian Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online Only
  • Availability: Full Festival

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Set in 1990s Manila, Paolo, a sheltered and obedient son is stifled by his overprotective mother— and his friend Mimaw, a tomboy who finds herself after having her heart broken for the first time.

A series of earthquakes leading up to Mt. Pinatubo’s historic volcanic eruption has been causing blackouts across the country, preventing kids from playing video games. After roaming the streets and getting beaten up, Paolo and his friends—Kachi and Gilligan—decide on traditional circumcision as the ultimate answer to their problems, but Paolo gets sidetracked when he falls in love with Shiara. Against his mother’s wishes, he makes an elaborate plan to take her on a ghost-hunting trip, coercing Mimaw to help him along, but their plan soon goes awry and the friends realize that not everything is fun and games.

A journey of self-discovery, together they face life's obstacles, including puppy love, peer pressure, and balancing family tradition with self-identity.

Rated 14A: Coarse Language

Countries

Philippines
Festivals
Berlinale 2020
Director
Raya Martin
Executive Producer
Carlo L. Katigbak, Olivia M. Lamasan
Producer
Valerie Castillo Martinez, Marizel Samson-Martinez, Kriz G. Gazmen, Marjorie B. Lachica
Screenwriter
Valerie Castillo Martinez
Cinematographer
Ante Cheng
Editor
Cyril Aris
Music
Zeke Khaseli, Yudhi Arfani
Cast
Kim Chloe Oquendo, Noel Comia Jr, John Vincent Servilla, Jigger Sementilla