Circle Competition


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   Philippines
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
TRT: 92m
Rating: PG


Sonya is an old maid stuck in a town that long ceased to recognize her existence but only until one fateful morning when a mysterious corpse arrives at the footsteps of their family owned funeral shop. Bringing forth strange luck and fortune, Sonya instantly gets drawn to the corpse’s mystique, reinvigorating not only her life but also that of her father Mang Rudy. But luck would eventually dry up, provoking further distress back to Sonya’s life. She faces the reality that her existence is nothing more that of the corpse, at the tail end of its mortality staring life wither away.

Dwein Baltazar
Dwein Baltazar
Bianca Balbuena-Liew, Kriz Gazmen, Iana Bernardez
Director of Photography
Neil Daza
Production Manager
Lexter Tarriela
Production Designer
Maolen Fadul
Marietta Subong, Joonee Gamboa, Anthony Falcon, Dido dela Paz
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Dwein Baltazar

Dwein Baltazar

Dwein Baltazar first and foremost is a mother, who has a love hate relationship in writing and still dreams of becoming a theatre actress someday. Currently, Baltazar writes and directs for miniseries and movies. Her debut film, Mamay Umeng (2012) took home the Best Picture prize at the 14th Jeonju International Film Festival held in South Korea. Baltazar’s sophomore feature, Gusto Kita With All my Hypothalamus is set to have its international premiere at Busan International Film Festival this October 2018.

Screening Schedule

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

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.