Circle Competition


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   Philippines
Year: 2018
Genre: Coming of Age Drama
TRT: 104m
Rating: R13


Set in the mid-90’s, the film tells the story of Billie, a troublemaker from the big city, who finds herself exiled to San Isidro to live with her spinster aunt who is also the town’s religion teacher. Determined to change her ways and get through the last year of high school without incident, Billie hides herself from the world until she meets Emma, the ambitious, star student who coaxes Billie out of her shell. They soon fall in love but things get complicated when Emma finds out that she’s pregnant. Together, they explore the fleeting nature of love and life on this journey of growth, laughter and music.

Samantha Lee
Samantha Lee
Phyllis Grande
Director of Photography
Mycko David
Production Manager
Veronica San Antonio
Assistant Director
XY Pintoy
Ilsa Malsi
Sound Designer
Andrew Milallos
Gabby Padilla, Zar Donato, Beauty Gonzales, Cielo Aquino, Ryle Santiago
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Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee is a filmmaker who advocates for better representation of women and the LGBTQ+ community in local cinema. Her first film, Baka Bukas has won various awards both here and abroad, most notably winning the Emerging Talent Award at Outfest 2017- the biggest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/22 Mon
    6:30p UP Town Center Cinema 3
    8:30p Gateway Cineplex 6 GALA | Limited Tix
  • 10/23 Tue
    1:00p Gateway Cineplex 6
  • 10/24 Wed
    3:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
    4:00p SM Southmall
    9:00p SM Fairview
  • 10/25 Thu
    1:30p SM Fairview 3:30p Gateway Cineplex 6
    6:30p SM Megamall
    9:00p SM Manila
  • 10/26 Fri
    1:30p TriNoma Cinema 4
    1:30p SM Manila
    3:30p Gateway Cineplex 6
    6:30p SM Southmall
  • 10/27 Sat
    1:00p Gateway Cineplex 6
    1:30p SM Southmall
    4:00p SM Fairview
    9:00p SM Megamall
  • 10/28 Sun
    4:00p TriNoma Cinema 4
    4:00p SM Manila
    6:00p Gateway Cineplex 6
    9:00p SM Southmall
  • 10/29 Mon
    1:00p Gateway Cineplex 6
    1:30p SM Megamall
    1:30p SM Manila
    6:30p SM Fairview
    6:30p SM Southmall
  • 10/30 Tue
    1:30p SM Manila
    4:00p SM Megamall
    6:30p SM Manila