Tuli (movie)

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Directed by Auraeus Solito
Produced by Vincent del Rosario
Written by Jimmy Flores
Starring Desiree Del VallebrCarlo AquinobrVanna GarciabrBembol Roco
Music by Pepe Smith
Editing by Jeremiah Domingo
Distributed by Viva Digital
Release date(s) 2005
Running time 113 minutes
Language Filipino
Official website

Tuli is a movie which talks about sexuality set is a small village in the mountains. It was released in 2005 and is directed by Auraeus Solito. The film also enjoyed international success by joining several international film festivals.



Set in a small village in the mountains, Daisy is the daughter of the town's mangtutuli and as she grows up her frustration with the life grows with her. She escapes this ill feelings by having a relationship with her female bestfriend Botchok. The two decides to have a baby and gets Botchok pregnant with the only man in their village not circumcised.

The three trends on a path where their gender roles is being ostracized by their village who follows many beliefs on what a specific gender must do and be.



Year Result Award Category/Recipient
2007 Won Berlin International Film Festival Netpac Award (Auraeus Solito)
2007 Won L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award Outstanding International Narrative Feature (Auraeus Solito)
2005 Won Cinemanila International Film Festival Best Director - Local ([[Auraeus Solito)
2005 Won Cinemanila International Film Festival Best Picture - Local (Auraeus Solito)


"Director Auraeus Solito captures the beauty of the Philippines without glossing over the sordidness, narrowness or personal tragedies of small town life. This is a story about misfits—Daisy, her amorous best friend Botchok and the gentle, uncircumcised Nanding—finding their place in a community that may take some convincing to make room for them."




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