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VIFF: Pinoy Sunday

This image in the VIFF catalogue immediately conjured memories of moving days, my own or for friends, and the resistance, frustration, goofiness, and exhaustion those longs days inevitably created. And a red couch on the streets of Taipei is just absurd.

Pinoy Sunday is about two Filipino migrant workers in Taipei, who find a new couch and decide to take it back to their dingy dormitory. But the movie is more than that: it illustrates the conflict between their dreams of better, richer lives and the loneliness and discrimination they endure in their day-to-day lives as the means to that end. But more than that: at the core, is the depth of Dado and Manuel's friendship, their long history, their chemistry, and their trust in each other. This movie is more than a funny buddy-buddy road movie: it's charming and thoughtful and sad and hopeful.


Fri, Oct 1st 7:15pm @ Empire Granville 7 Th 6

Sun, Oct 3rd 2:00pm @ Park Theatre



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