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Baby Factory

Bahay Bata
Philippines 2011, 94’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Eduardo Roy Jr.
screenplay: Eduardo Roy Jr., Jerome Zamora
cinematography: Ogi Sugatan
editing: Charliebebs Gohetia
music: Toni Munoz
cast: Diana Zubiri, Yul Servo, Sue Prado, Mailes Kanapi, Pewee O Hara, Jeoffrey Javier, Janna Tiangco
producer: Ferdinand Lapuz
language: Tagalog
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Deauville Asian FF – nagroda Jury / Jury Award, Las Palmas FF – najlepszy debiut / Best Debut, Vancouver IFF – specjalne wyróżnienie / Special Mention

Film description

A mixture of a feature film and a documentary. Eduardo Roy Jr. shows one day from the life of the biggest maternity ward in the Philippines – a hospital in Manila where about 20% of all the children from the capital province are born. Roy creates a story shot in real time with a small group of actors and a larger number of amateurs – pregnant women staying in the hospital, children, relatives, doctors. But it is more a portrait of a place than a representation of particular characters – a vivid, teeming organism, and a space where the borders between the private and the public, the rich and the poor, the joyful and the sad, become blurred.

Agnieszka Szeffel

Eduardo Roy Jr.

Graduate of New Era University, Quezon City and Philippine School of Interior Design. He worked as interior designer, simultaneously writing soap opera scripts and directing. His first short feature, "Ulirat," received the award for best short film of 2002 in the Film Academy of the Philippines competition. "Baby Factory" is Roy's full-length feature debut.


2002 Ulirat (kr.m.)
Ang pinakamahabang one night stand (kr.m.)
2011 Fabryka dzieci / Bahay Bata / Baby Factory
2013 Metamorfoza / Quick Change

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