Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bunot at the 25th Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival

Bunot was shown as the opening short for the feature film, Jay.

(Philippines, 2008) Dir: Francis Xavier Pasion
Video, 96 mins, Color, Narrative, Tagalog w/ES

A gay schoolteacher, Jay is brutally murdered and the story begins with a reality TV show that documents Jay's death. While the show features his death, grieving family, interviews with colleagues and Jay's lover, it soon becomes clear that this concept of "reality" owes much to the entertainment value of the material being shot, and the expectations of the television audience.