Winner Venice Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Thessaloniki Film Festival
Take 1917 and substitute the trenches of war with the winding alleys of a Filipino slum, and you've got Engwkentro which follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape a city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's murderous vigilantes.
Philippines - 2009 - 58m
Directed By: Pepe Diokno
Written By: Pepe Diokno, Bianca Balbuena, Nicholas Varela, Felix Roco, Jerry Gracio
Starring: Felix Roco, Daniel Medrana, Willie Revillame, Eda Nolan