*This film contains graphic violence and sexual situations.
The film is inspired by the actual story of one of the youngest mothers in Philippine history. Krista was just 9 years old when she got pregnant. Her mother believes that she was impregnated by malevolent supernatural creatures called “nuno sa punso” but the real story will prove to be more complicated than it seems.
Written and directed by Joseph Israel Laban, “Nuwebe” is an Official Selection at the recently concluded 2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. His first film “Cuchera” premiered at the Discovery Section of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also the first Filipino film to compete in the Main Competition Section of the Stockholm International Film Festival. It went on to compete in various international film festivals.
“Nuwebe” is produced by award-winning Filipino producer Ferdinand Lapuz. He served as Producer/Executive Producer on a number of Brillante Mendoza’s films such as The Aeta Teacher, Slingshot and Serbis.
Finalist, 2013 Cinemalaya New Breed Category (New Breed Competition)
Official Selection, 2013 Montreal World Film Festival (Focus on World Cinema)
Official Selection, 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival (Dragons and Tigers)
Official Selection, 2014 Goteborg International Film Festival