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Boses – Cinemalaya Movie Trailer

Boses is a Cinemalaya 2008 finalist about the friendship that develops between a violin teacher and his student, a mute, abused boy. Introducing Coke Bolipata and Julian Duque with Ricky Davao, Meryll Soriano, and Ms.Cherry Pie Picache.


Award-winning director Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil describes her work as a musical journey. In this movie, a wounded violinist meets a child prodigy and helps him recover.

Boses is the story of a musician who gains back his humanity by giving violin lessons to a child of the slums, who in turn, is able to get back his voice from a muted, abused and desensitized existence. This is a story of a wonderful friendship founded on the sublime beauty of music between a violin teacher and his student, a mute seven-year old abused child in a shelter. Ariel (played by Coke Bolipata) discovers the immense talent of Onyok hiding behind a veil of silence and pain caused by an unhappy and cruel father. In the developing relationship of teacher and student, both characters reveal more of themselves that otherwise may have remained unspoken. They discover each other’s strengths and failures by way of expressing it through the violin.

Co-Directed by Milo Alto-Paz and DOP Nap Jamir II with Supervising Producer Cynthia Cruz-Paz.

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