Joy, a mother of a six-year-old girl called Angel, lives in Manila. Her husband Dante is a petty criminal and an abuser. He regularly comes home drunk late at night and brutally beats Joy up. When he directs his anger at little Angel one evening, Joy finally summons the courage to act. But she soon finds out that the judicial system in the Philippines moves at a snail's pace, and to get justice will be much harder than it originally seemed. And the longer the trial takes, the greater danger Joy faces.
The Filipino director and screenwriter graduated in multimedia arts. He started his film career by working with internationally acclaimed Brillante Mendoza. His first two short films were nominated for a Palme d'Or for the Best Short Film two years in a row at Cannes IFF. His feature debut Verdict won the Special Mention at Venice IFF.
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