Picture Verdict

Verdict

Original title: Verdict
Director: Raymund Ribay Gutierrez
Cast: Max Eigenmann, Kristoffer King, Jordhen Suan
Country: Philippines, France
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 126
Language: Tagalog, Filipino, English
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: Films Boutique
Section: Panorama, Amnesty International Febiofest Award

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.

Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

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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