Cinemalaya film “ISKA” will be available on Netflix on Nov. 19

Those who missed Ruby Ruiz’s award-winning performance on “ISKA” will now have a chance to watch it on Netflix starting November 19, 2020.

“Iska” Trailer

The Cinemalaya 2019 contender won the Best Actress Award by Ruiz playing a loving but impoverished grandmother of an autistic child tragicomically loses everything and turns into someone society reckons her to be.

It also got two additional major award from the said film festival – Best Sound (Immanuel Verona) and Best Screenplay (Mary Rose Colindres).

The film directed by Theodore Boborol and produced by Firestarters Productions Inc. also bagged the Best Actress Award at the Harlem International Film Festival 2020.

“While the film typifies the dismal state of mental health care in the country and how it marginalizes the poor even more, Iska is also an ode to those who mother kids beyond their capacity and duty, armed with nothing but a sense of responsibility wrapped in love.” -Director’s Statement.

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Film still from “Iska” trailer.

Other top-billed cast are Soliman Cruz, Ricky Rivero, Jonic Magno, Jomari Angeles, RK Bagatsing, Pryle Gura, Angie Castrence, Ana Abad Santos, Jade Lopez, Elora Españo, Cherry Malvar, Sunshine Teodoro, Divine Acuna, and Beauty Gonzales.

You can watch and support some local films on MOOV, Cinema Centenario’s video on-demand online channel. 

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