Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

The Coffin Maker
(Magkakabaung)

 

Year: 2014
Country: PHILIPPINES
Run Time: 102 minutes

The Coffin Maker
The Coffin Maker
The Coffin Maker
The Coffin Maker

Randy is a single father, barely earning enough as a coffin maker to provide medicine for his sick daughter Angeline. He is forced to work overtime, leaving Angeline alone for long periods. One night, while her father is working, Angeline has a reaction to the medication which results in her death. In shock and unable to pay the hospital bill and obtain Angeline's body, Randy falls under the influence of the unscrupulous owner of a funeral home. In exchange for paying the hospital bill, he insists Randy agree to an elaborate funeral service for Angeline her at his business. He knows Randy has no money and few options. After he reconsiders, Randy finds he must either pay him back for the hospital bill and reclaim his daughter, or he can accept an unthinkable offer to sell Angeline's corpse. Stark and powerful, THE COFFIN MAKER follows a father's struggle to redeem not only his child's death with a decent burial, but his own guilt and responsibility. (In Kapampangan with subtitles) – C.R.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM

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Pan-Asian Films

Director
Jason Paul Laxamana

Jason Paul Laxamana was born in 1987 in the Philippines. He received a B.A. in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is a writer, editor, and director. His previous films have been nominated for numerous awards, and he won both the Special Mention and the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Cinema One Originals Film Festival for his debut feature "Proud Astro."

Filmography
"Proud Astro" (2010), "The Spider's Lair" (2013) – 38th CIFF, THE COFFIN MAKER (2014)

Producers
Ferdinand Lapuz, Dennis Evangelista

Screenwriting
Jason Paul Laxamana

Cinematography
Rain Yamson

Editing
Jason Paul Laxamana

Principal Cast
Allen Dizon, Gladys Reyes, Emilio Garcia, Felixia Crysten Dizon

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