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SPEND THE weekend watching films under the stars as Circuit Makati holds its first Cine Circuit Indie Film Festival, from May 11 to 13 at the Hippodromo of the Globe Circuit Events Ground.

To be screened are independent films, from romantic comedy to drama and thrillers.

Admission to the festival is free though registration at the site is required.

Among the eight films featured in the festival are: 100 Tula Para Kay Stella (2017) by Jason Paul Laxamana, which tells the story of a stuttering boy who writes poems to win the heart of Stella; ABNKKBSNPL AKO (2014) by Mark Meilly, based on the best-selling autobiography of Bob Ong; and Luck at First Sight (2017) by Dan Villegas, where a man thinks he will get lucky with a “lucky charm” but then meets a woman who provides him with luck just by being near him.

Considered the highest-grossing independent film in the country, having earned P300 million in three weeks, Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s Kita Kita (2017) is a tale about a Filipino tour guide in Japan who goes blind and the man who falls in love with her.

A thriller for perfect for summer nights comes in the form of Binhi (2015) by Pedring Lopez, which tells the story about a young family who move to Baguio but experience strange things inside their new home.

Then there is Cinemalaya entry Kusina (2016), by David R. Corpuz and Cenon Palomares, about Juanita and her kitchen which becomes the silent witness to her life and love as she prepares dishes for her family, friends, and even strangers.

The romance This Time (2016) by Nuel C. Naval, is about two childhood friends who only meet during summer vacations and develops feelings for each other but the long-distance relationship puts a strain on their feelings.

Finally, there is Camp Sawi (2016), a romantic comedy by Irene Villamor. The film follows a band of brokenhearted women who end up in a resort which specializes in helping people move on.

Cine Circuit Indie Film Festival runs from May 11-13 at Circuit Makati. For more information and for the festival schedule, visit www.circuitmakati.com. — ZBC