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123 Ratings

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros

Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros

Directed by Auraeus Solito
Philippines, 2005
Drama, LGBT+


Maxi, a boy on the cusp of his teens, is already comfortable with his homosexual feelings, with acceptance from his family. When Maxi is assaulted one evening, Victor, a police officer, comes to his aid. Maxi soon develops a crush on Victor, who shows a platonic affection for the young lad.

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The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros Directed by Auraeus Solito

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2006 | 3 wins including: Best Feature Film (Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix)

2006 | 2 special mentions including: Best Feature Film (Crystal Bear)

Independent Spirit Awards

2007 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2006 | Winner: Netpac Award

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