Three Filipino Films Featured in Hawaii International Film Festival

After a fully-online celebration last year, the Hawaii Film Festival is back this year to celebrate its 41st edition with film screenings both online and in-person.

In-person film screenings and artist conversations will be held at Consolidated Theatres Ward with TITAN LUXE, Bishop Museum, Box Jelly and Consolidated Theatres Kahala.

Three Filipino films from Canada, California and the Philippines are part of HIFF’s diverse line-up this month.

Islands
Nov. 14 at 4 pm | Kahala
Nov. 15 – 28 | Online

The film follows Joshua, a timid middle-aged Filipino immigrant in Canada whose mother suddenly passed away. As his father’s health declines, he quits his job to look after his father. Marisol, an overseas filipino worker (OFW) and caretaker, moves in to help him because she doesn’t want to return to her life in Kuwait. Anxious of being alone, Joshua wonders if Marisol is the answer to his prayers.

The Fabulous Filipino Brothers
Nov. 13 at 2:30 pm | Kahala
Nov . 20 at 5:30 pm | Ka’ahumanu
Nov. 21 at 7 pm | Waimea

Hook-star Dante Basco makes his directorial debut in this intergenerational comedy film about love, family and Filipino culture in America. Dante co-stars with his siblings Darion, Arianna, Dionysio and Derek with performances from actress Solenn Huesaff and actor Tirso Cruz III.

Whether The Weather Is Fine
Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm | Kahala
Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm – 11 pm | Online
Nov. 17 at 7 pm – 11 pm | Online

With the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Tacloban is preparing again for an impending storm. The film follows Miguel and his girlfriend Andrea desperately trying to board a Manila-bound ship. While his mother Norma searches for a man from her past.

For more information on the film festival, screening line-up,  festival passes and individual ticket purchases, visit hiff.org.


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