International title: The House by the Bamboo Grove
(text from the World Premieres Festival site)
The film tells the intimate story of how Michelle’s house, along with the things around her: a river stone, a June beetle, and a can of sardines, would help her preserve the ecology of joy and peace she nurtures by the bamboo grove. In Michelle’s world everything is interconnected, and even the smallest of things has a story to tell.
Director & Writer: Alvin B. Yapan
Cast: Mercedes Cabral | RK Bagatsing | Marc Felix