“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.
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.
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.
Inquirer.net featured Basurero for its festival run in the US, starting off at the Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival (LAPFF 36).
LA PREMIERE at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (Oct 1-31)
NY-EAST COAST PREMIERE at Asian American International Film Festival (Oct 1-11)
Thank you goodnewspilipinas.com for the coverage!
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.