Those Long Haired Nights

Mga gabing kasinghabang hair ko

Gerardo Calagui

In this unflinching yet open-hearted portrait of prostitution, we follow the transgender women Tuesday, Amanda and Barbie, sex workers and friends, through Burgos, the red light district in Manila. Tuesday has an encounter with a rough client who she fears might not accept her; Amanda returns to her province to attend the christening of her ex-girlfriend’s son; Barbie finds herself deeply entangled in the precarious world of drug dealing.

While the risks that come with their job are on full display, the film's inclusiveness and affection for its characters leave us with warmth. Calmly gliding through bustling neon-lit streets, cinematographer Bradley Liew’s camera exudes a confidence that matches the attentive focus in Gerardo Calagui’s direction. In the film’s rejection of stereotypes, the three women take varying approaches to their work and identity, but most importantly, they accept one another first and foremost as friends.

Screenings

  • Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • KINO 4
    English subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 7
    English subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy
  • Kino 3
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Gerardo Calagui
Country
Philippines
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
72’
Language
Filipino
Producer
Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew
Production Company
Epicmedia Inc
Sales
Epicmedia Inc
Writer
Mark Duane Angos
Cinematography
Bradley Liew
Editor
Bradley Liew
Production Design
Gerardo Calagui
Sound Design
Mark Laccay
Music
Francis de Veyra
Cast
Rocky Salumbides, Anthony Falcon, Matt Daclan