Boses is about the shared journey toward healing and rebirth of a music teacher who has abandoned his art and a 10-year-old mute who has been rescued from the violence in his home, yet still suffers from the wounds of the past. When music brings them together, man and boy rediscover in each other the pieces of themselves that fate has almost totally destroyed. Produced & Directed by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, Co-Director Milo Alto-Paz, DOP Nap Jamir II, Supervising Producer Cynthia Cruz-Paz
In an unlikely combination of domestic violence to children and the soothing music of the violin, this film will warrant your heart wrenched and your ears filled with the reassuring sound of the prince of strings. There is no reason for any violence, especially towards children. Parents do not own their kids, as no one owns any man. This and other issues like healing a relationship is shown in a beautifully shot film, Boses.
I’ve been eyeing to watch this film because of its unique storyline, let alone considering the awards it garnered from different film festivals and award-giving bodies. Local filmmaking is indeed at its height, and I wonder why only after 5 years of its making did this good film found its way back to home. The journey is set back home as SM Cinemas host the showing of one of the local indie film industry’s greatest works. I’d like to tell more of my thoughts but I might be touching on some critical points so I instead invite you to view it yourselves.
Listen to the voice of the violin and witness a national pride journey back home!
Catch BOSES starting tomorrow (July 30) in selected SM Cinemas!