Joel Ruiz and Tara Sering
Margie Templo & Tracy Sarte
In Pamilya, spinster Connie (Lui Manansala) deals with the loss of her adopted son, Cesar, a young man with Down’s syndrome. Faced with sudden emptiness, she occupies herself with the minutiae of the wake. A chance encounter with strangers forces her to evaluate her future.
In Sammy, nine year-old Sammy (Paulken Bustillo) spends a day with his grifter father Felipe (Randy Punzal). A toothache plaagues Sammy while his father drags him around the city hustling for money. A chance encounter brings forward the truth in their relationship. This diptych of films are very different from each other but share one pivotal encounter that echoes in each story.