Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros
|Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros|
|Directed by||Aureaus Solito|
|Produced by||Aureaus Solito|
|Written by||Michiko Yamamoto|
|Starring|| Nathan Lopez|
|Music by||Pepe Smith|
|Editing by||Clarence Sison|
|Distributed by||Cinemalaya Productions|
|Running time||100 minutes|
Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo) is a dramatic indie film released in 2005 that deals with the coming-of-age of a homosexual boy. The story focuses on Maximo Oliveros, a gay pre-teen, living in one of Manila's slum areas together with his father and brothers, who are petty thieves. Maximo is torn between protecting his family of thieves and his love for Victor, his police friend.
Maxi is very devoted to his family, regardless of the fact that they are thieves or snatchers. He cleans the house for them, cooks their food, washes their clothes, and even sews their tattered shirts or jeans. Having no mother or woman in the house, Maxi does all the household chores for his father and brothers who, in turn, love and protect him.
Then came Victor, the handsome, honest and young policeman who later on becomes Maxi's friend and love interest. The presence of Victor sparks the conflict between Maxi and his family.
|2007||IFP Spirit Awards||Indepent Spirit Awards 2007||Best Foreign Film (Nominee)|
|2006||Berlin International Film Festival||Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix||Best Feature Film|
|2006||Berlin International Film Festival||Glass Bear - Special Mention||Best Feature Film|
|2006||Berlin International Film Festival||Teddy||Best Feature Film|
|2006||Gawad Urian Awards||Gawad Urian Award||Best Picture|
|2006||Las Palmas Film Festival, Spain||Best Actor||Nathan Lopez|
|2006||Las Palmas Film Festival, Spain||Golden Lady Harimaguada||Auraeus Solito|
|2005||Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, Philippines||Balanghai Trophy||Best Production Design|
|2005||Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, Philippines||Special Citation||Nathan Lopez|
|2005||Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, Philippines||Special Jury Prize||Auraeus Solito|
|2005||Montreal World Film Festival 2005, Quebec||Golden Zenith Award for Best Picture|
|2005||ImagineNative Film Festival, Toronto||Best Picture|
|2005||Asian Festival of 1st Films, Singapore||Best Film|
- "Kung ang batayan ay ang "mainstream film", masasabi kulang ang teknikal na aspeto ng Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros dahil sa paggamit ng natural na ilaw at iisang kamera...Kung mayroon isang paglalarawan sa Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, ito ay ang pagiging tapat nito sa daloy ng buhay. Walang pagpapalabis sa magaganda o pagtatakip sa pangit."
- "The greatest thing about Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros is its sincerity in storytelling. It did not, even for once, pretended to be something it is not."
- Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros - CBCP World, 02 December 2005 (accessed on September 5, 2007).
- Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros Synopsis - Official Website (accessed on September 5, 2007).