Adelaide Film Festival
5 October 2017 - 15 October 2017
Beauty and brutality exist side-by-side in the award-winning second feature by talented young Filipino filmmaker Mikhail Red (Rekorder).
Newcomer Mary Joy Apostol is remarkable as 14-year-old Maya, a motherless farm girl who mistakenly kills a protected bird. Assigned to the case is Domingo, an idealistic rookie cop surrounded by a deeply embedded culture of corruption. Birdshot is an elegantly composed study in the loss of innocence and offers potent commentary on the present state of things in The Philippines.
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