The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)
 

Director Auraeus Solito

Writer Michiko Yamamoto (story and screenplay)

Genre Drama

Year 2005

Actors Nathan Lopez, Soliman Cruz, J.R. Valentin, Neil Ryan Sese

IMDB : 7.1 (1,294 votes)


 

Description Can a 12-year old lad who wishes he were a girl navigate the mean streets of Manila? Maxi cooks, cleans, and sews for his father and older brothers who are petty criminals. He's sweet, clever and hardworking, at ease with being gay, pinning a flower in his hair, swinging his hips when he walks, vamping with friends. He's seen adults hug and kiss and he's watched romantic movies, so on the verge of puberty, he develops a crush on Victor, a kindly young cop. Maxi's heart and loyalties are on a collision course: Victor is investigating crimes that lead him to Maxi's family. In the land of the morning, is there a place for this child of the sun returning?

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