Breakaway  {Alagwa}
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Philippines, 2012, 88 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Asian, Political, Thriller
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Filipino, Mandarin English Sub-Titles

An impoverished single parent, Robert Lim (Jericho Rosales) spends his free time with his young son Brian. One day he takes him to the penny mall for a treat. Turning his back just for a minute, he loses the little boy. Surveillance videos reveal the child being led away by an older man.

The father’s anguished search begins. When the police fail to locate his child, he plows through the back streets of Manila, unearthing the dark facets of human trafficking, determined to find his son at all costs.

“A truly harrowing account of a 9-year-old boy who goes missing and the anguish of his single dad who embarks on a desperate search for him, Breakaway is a low-budget standout. This sophomore effort […] is not only a powerful film about human trafficking; it is also a small gem portraying a father-son relationship with nothing fake or sentimental about it.” Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

Director Ian Loreños expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Ian Loreños
Producer: Ian Loreños, Jericho Rosales
Editor: Dempster Samarista
Screenwriter: Ian Loreños
Cinematographer: Rommel Sales
Music: Gabriel Valenciano
Principal Cast: Jericho Rosales, Bugoy Cariño, Smokey Manaloto
Filmography: The Leaving (2010)
Print Source: Anakim Media Productions -

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