Written and directed by Raymond Red, Himpapawid boasts of a cast of outstanding and award-winning actors who have made marks both in mainstream and independent movies and even in theater. Ronnie Lazaro, John Arcilla, Soliman Cruz, Nonie Buencamino, Archie Adamos, Nanding Josef, Mon Confiado, Tony Mabesa and Lav Diaz. Exhibited for competition at the recent 11th Cinemanila International Film Festival, it was also nominated for Best Director category in the Tokyo International Film Festival. Himpapawid is also Raymond Red’s first major film since winning the Palme D’or in the 2000 Cannes Film festival for his short film Anino. Add to that he was also the first Filipino to receive the Rotterdam Hubert Bals Memorial Grant.
Inspired by a real life and news account, Himpapawid is a drama which centers around a simple but desperate man from the countryside who came to the city to find his luck. Instead, success eludes him. In his continuing spiraling down into poverty, he becomes a deranged hijacker; this being his last ditch to survive amidst the chaos of modern Philippine society.
Do not miss Himpapawid in the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival to screened on November 17, Tuesday, at 5:50 p.m. along with the five finalists, Bala Bala, Wanted: Border, Si Baing Si Maymay at ang Asong si Bobo, Paano Ko Sasabihin and Maximus & Minimus.
All the five Originals digital movies are produced and owned by Cinema One and Creative Programs, Inc. through the yearly Cinema One Originals movie event.