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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jul 4, 2012

Director Lawrence Fajardo's 'Posas' Is A Commentary On The Country's Corrupt Justice System

DIRECTOR LAWRENCE “Law” Fajardo is a former protégé of Director Peque Gallaga who started as a film editor then worked as assistant director in indie flicks like “Isnats”, “Baryoke”, “Rekrut”. As a director, he first won acclaim for the short film “Kultado” (2005). His first full length film was “Raket ni Nanay” (2006), followed by “Prinsesa” (2007), “Amok” and “X-Deal” (both 2011).

He now gets his most challenging film assignment to date in the Cinemalaya entry, “Posas”, a serious commentary on the country’s corrupt justice system as seen in the level of police officers who are front liners in our law enforcement system. It stars Nico Antonio as the snatcher who undergoes a harrowing experience in the hands of cops who arrested him, Wendy Valdes as his girlfriend, Bangs Garcia as the snatching victim and Art Acuna (best supporting actor winner in various award giving bodies for his role in “Nino”) as the cop.

Law’s entry is in the Director’s Showcase segment and he’s up against more experienced directors like Joey Reyes, Raymond Red, Adolf Alix and Jun Lana. But he’s confident that “Posas” will not be “dehado” to the entries of these filmmakers come the Cinemalaya filmfest awards night. He’s confident Nico Antonio has a good chance of bagging the best actor award as Nico delivers an electrifying performance as the snatcher who is tortured by rogue cops.