One of the most anticipated local films is Smaller and Smaller Circles, the adaptation of FH Batacan’s crime novel. It was first released in 2002 to much success, earning the title of the “first Filipino crime novel.” For months, the studio TBA has whet our appetites on the upcoming adaptation, and the trailer and release date has finally been released.
The film will be released on December 6, 2017 and you can watch the trailer below:
Smaller and Smaller Circles follows the story of two Jesuit priests who are trying to solve the mystery of a string of similar murders in the slums. The novel was awarded the Carlos Palanca Grand Prize for the English Novel in 1999, the National Book Award in 2002, and the Madrigal-Gonzalez Award in 2003. In 2015, it was re-released as an extended version, consistently topping leading bookstores’ Best Seller’s Lists.
The film adaptation will star Nonie Buencamino and Sid Lucero as Fathers Gus Saenz and Jerome Lucero, and they will be joined by Carla Humphries, Bembol Roco, TJ Trinidad, Christopher de Leon, and Ricky Davao. It is directed by Raya Martin.
It will have its world premiere this month at the Busan International Film Festival under the “Window to Asian Cinema” section.
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