The title comes from a name of a dog, who doesn't at all resemble those lovely pets from popular comedies. The name, Bwakaw, is a colloquial adjective for someone greedy, rapacious, and egoistic. It also characterizes the dog's owner: a brusque 70 year old man, who has already given up on his life. But behind this unwelcoming facade, he hides a life-long frustration. He is gay, and he has only recentlydecided to come out. Now he must deal with his loneliness and the regret of living a lie. The director combines melancholy with black humor and social sensitivity, wrapping his unconventional script in an intriguing visual form.
Jun Robles Lana
Born in 1972. Award-winning playwright, laureate of 11 Philippine Palanca Literary Awards – he received the first one at the age of 19. Author of screenplays for TV series and for films directed by Mariluo Daiz-Abay and Maryo J. de los Reyes, among others. He made his debut as a director with “Gigil” in 2006.
2008 Mag-ingat ka sa... Kulam
2011 My Neighbor's Wife
2011 Kahapon, Ngayon, Bukas / Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
2013 Mga Kwentong Barbero / Barber's Tales
2014 So It's You