Ed Sum likens Basurero to the crime drama Sicario in his feature at Otaku No Culture

Ed Sum aka The Vintage Tempest, compares Basurero to the crime drama Sicario.

Ed likens watching Basurero to that of a thriller movie.  He said he had goosebumps watching the film and hated to be in Bong’s (the main character) shoes.

Read up on the whole article here.

Basurero is available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from Oct 1, 2020 at 12 pm PT to Oct 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm PT, as part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2020 (LAAPFF 2020).

Click here to watch Basurero on Eventive.

Paolo Kagaoan reviews Basurero for In the Seats

 

“Filipino cinema, at least the version that makes it to festivals, has a reputation of being gritty. But Basurero is a decent example of the trend of Filipino films that shows grit without having to exaggerate its textures.”                                                                                                                                     – Paolo Kagaoan

Paolo Kagaoan reviews Basurero for In the Seats and likes what he sees.  From noting how cast-perfect Jericho Rosales is for the main character Bong, to the production value making excellent use of the “spaces” in the film.  Moreover, Kagaoan lauded Basurero for exhibiting a different kind of “grit”, compared to that of other Filipino movies running along the festival circuit.

Read the complete details of the review here. 

Asian Movie Pulse features Basurero for its festival run at AAIFF 43 and LAPPFF 36

Asian Movie Pulse featured Basurero for its festival run at the 43rd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF 43), on October 1-11,  and the 36th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAPPFF 36), on October 1-31.

Written by Adam Symchuk, the article highlighted Basurero’s participation at the AAIFF 43 and LAPPFF 36, as well as introduce the film’s lead actor, Jericho Rosales, and Eileen Cabiling, the writer-director, to the readers.

Read the full article here. 

 

Asian Journal features Direk Eileen Cabiling for its AAIFF 43 Spotlight Series

Asian Journal features Direk Eileen Cabiling last October 1 as part of its spotlight features for the 43rd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF 43).

The article highlights Eileen’s experiences growing up as the only Asian in her class in Richmond, Virginia, her motivation for doing Basurero, and that of becoming an independent filmmaker.  She also discusses her future plans, including her project with the film’s lead actor, Jericho Rosales.

Read the full story here.

 

Basurero is featured by Lia Chang in Bev’s Girl Films blog

Lia Chang, author of the Bev’s Girl Films blog, has featured Basurero and Direk Eileen Cabiling last September 27.  Chang highlights the film’s continued critically acclaimed run in the international film festival circuit, focusing on its inclusion in the 43rd Annual Asian American International Film Festival on October 1-11, and at the 36th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on October 1-31.

Read the article here.