The Woman in the Septic Tank(HKAFF 2022)
Rainier, Bingbong and Jocelyn are aspiring film school graduates who want to make an award bait film. Though they belong firmly among the affluent, they know that foreign film festivals are more likely to select films about poverty. Along with actress Eugene Domingo (playing a fictional version of herself), they set out to make an arthouse film about a mother in the slums who takes increasingly desperate measures to overcome her despairing circumstances. A hilarious satire about media exploitation and the film festival circuit’s obsession with poverty porn from certain regions of the world, this crowd-pleaser became the highest-grossing Filipino independent film at the time of its release.
Eugene Domingo, JM de Guzman, Kean Cipriano, Cai Cortez