Philippines: Drama, 105 minutes

Kalel, 15

Kalel who’s 15 and still at high school, has just been diagnosed with HIV.  Only his mother and his father, a local priest, know. When his mother runs off with her lover, Kalel and his sister are evicted. Kalel goes to see his father for rent money. But Kalel, being 15, is going to spend the money on other things.

Kalel, 15 is a poignant study of a boy whose circumstances are constricting at the exact same time as he is finding himself and his life is expanding in new directions.

Director/Writer: Jun Robles Lana
Producer: Ferdinand Lapuz, Jun Robles lana
DOP: Carlo Canlas Mendoza
Starring: Elijah Canlas, Flora Españo, Eddie Garcia, Jaclyn Jose

Festivals: Tallinn 2019 – Best Director Award