April 12 - 14, 2021

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One of the best films of 2005. — Paolo Bertolin

In the extraordinary film “IDOL”, all aspirations are stunted and all beyonds are ludicrous. The brilliant farce that is “IDOL” is so profoundly pathetic, it is hilarious. Indeed it is so unusual, provocative and at times shattering that a new aesthetic category might be required here. In “IDOL”, Khavn has hit upon a method adequate to the full-of-shitness of the world and a new modality for realism. — Jonathan Beller

SYNOPSIS: Bayani S. Makapili is an ordinary brown chap who is a big fan of action movies, especially the ones starring Bida, the #1 action hero in the land. One fateful day, Bayani Makapili's life imitates that of his idol, but with different results. Playing with the form of the action film and examining the culture of the action hero in Philippine film, "Idol" is an action-comedy-musical meta-movie.