Interconnected narratives on the Philippine Revolution of 1896-1897 against the Spanish characterize, the story of the ballad Jocelynang Baliwag, which became the hymn of the revolution; Gregoria de Jesus’ forlorn search for the body of the Father of Philippine Revolution Andres Bonifacio; the journey of our national hero’s fictional book characters Simon and Isagani; the role of the Philippine mythical hero of strength Bernardo Carpio and the half-man, half-horse tikbalang/engkanto, and a discourse on the Filipino psyche.


Director: Lav Diaz

Writer: Lav Diaz

Starring: Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Hazel Orencio, Cherie Gil

Producers: Paul Soriano, Bianca Balbuena, Marc Tanunliong, Fran Borgia, Jeremy Chua