Probably the funniest Filipino movie I’ve seen, Patay na si Hesus is a hilarious romp from Cebu to Dumaguete with an eccentric family filled with issues that are real but handled with such a masterful touch by director Victor Villanueva that what is tragic has become comic. It’s a really well-made film and I’m so happy to have gotten to see it.
Read my review here: “Patay na si Hesus” offers madcap humor that never veers to stereotypes (InterAksyon).
The film is in Cebuano, which I think is a great choice (it was originally written in Filipino). The acting is amazing. The humor is both high-brow and low-brow but it never panders. That is so difficult to do but it did it so well.
I heard the other films are great too, like Salvage and Birdshot, which I want to see. I also want to see Mananangal sa Apartment 2B. This looks like its going to be a great festival and I’m so happy about the turnout for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.