Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros

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Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros
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Movie Poster
Directed by Aureaus Solito
Produced by Aureaus Solito
Written by Michiko Yamamoto
Starring Nathan Lopez
JR Valentin
Soliman Cruz
Ping Medina
Music by Pepe Smith
Cinematography Nap Jamir
Editing by Clarence Sison
Distributed by Cinemalaya Productions
Release date(s) 2005
Running time 100 minutes
Language Filipino
Official website

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.


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Synopsis

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.


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Awards

Year Film Festival Award Recipient
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


Reviews

"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."

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