A family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents.
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Digital. Indie Lisboa # 5. We have seen too many times this handy camera realism glued to the actors, and we are far from such happening's end - see the public and critical success of Andrea Arnold, for example. And from Philippines, Brillante Mendoza, in his best films, redefined and refined the practice. But this film is a consequent and dense pursuit of this practice, intense in its purposes and feasibility.