WATCH: ‘Dark is the Night’ is Pinoy film on war on drugs, joins Toronto International Film Fest

Done with the second public screening for TIFF. Still a full house. Thanks be to God! #DarkIsTheNight2017 ????????

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Art imitating real life, Dark is the Night is a Filipino film that dives into the issue of the war on drugs. A film by Adolfo Alix, with original Filipino title of Madilim ang Gabi, the movie premiered at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, here you go.

The movie revolves around the life of a couple (Gina Alajar and Phillip Salvador) who quit their drug business when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte set a war on drugs. However, their son (Felix Roco) who is a drug addict, goes missing as more and more people die from extrajudicial killings. The movie also talks about the issues of teen deaths due to the war on drugs.

The movie will be shown at the festival until October 31.

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