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Carlo Obispo’s debut feature travelled to more than 20 international film festivals and earned accolades and awards including Best Film in Lucas International Film Festival for Young Audiences in Frankfurt, Germany 2014 and the most coveted ASEAN Spirit Award in the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 2015.
Born and raised in Purok 7 himself, Obispo takes us to the journey of Diana (Krystle Valentino) and her little brother (Miggs Cuaderno) as they go through life and childhood in a country farm village particularly called “Purok 7” (Zone 7) where they experience the familiar, delightful ride that is growing up, along with the challenges that they are forced to deal with despite their young age. For one, their father is living with another woman in the area, while their mother is working abroad. Set against a backdrop of laid-back living and copious optimism characteristic of country life, Purok 7 is an endearing tale of innocence and reality, and the wonderfully inescapable bonds of community.
Purok 7 is a finalist at the 9th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, and a recipient of National Commission for Culture and the Arts – Ani ng Dangal Awards 2014.
Written and Directed by: CARLO OBISPO
Cast: KRYSTLE VALENTINO
Produced by: CINEMALAYA FOUNDATION
ROUGH ROAD PRODUCTIONS
Director of Photography: MARVIN REYES
Production Designer: ARTHUR MANINGAS
Editor: THOP NAZARENO
Music: PEPE MANIKAN
Sound Design: MONOXIDE WORKS, PEPE MANIKAN
Colorist: MARILYN MAGSAYSAY