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by Loy Arcenas




Director: Loy Arcenas

Script: Rody Vera

Cinematographer: Lee Briones, Jay Abello

Editing: Danny Anonuevo

Sound: Mike Idioma, Lamberto Casas Jr

Music: Jerrold Tarog

Cast: F. Cuyugan Asensio, Arthur Acuna, S. Centenara Buencamino, Jhiz Deocareza, R. Villavicencio, Tony Mabesa, Diana Malahay, Joaquin Valdes

Production: Handurawan Films

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Tel: +63 905 330 9664

Year: 2011

DCP, Colour, 100 min, 
OV Tagalog with English Subtitles
French Electronic Subtitles

Awarded at Cinemalaya
New Current Award - Busan Film Festival 2011

The Lopez-Aranza family are having hard times. The Villa Los Reyes Magos (The House of the Three Kings), their ancestral mansion which is the only remaining emblem of the past wealth and fame of the family, is slowly collapsing into a state of ruin. When former Congressman Gaspar goes into a coma, his opera elder sister Celia waits for a miracle through her grandson Antony clad in Sto, in "Niño" (Holy Infant Jesus) garb. But harsh reality falls on their children, Merced, Mombic, and Raquel, with the inevitable consequence: the impending sale of the mansion for a commercial venture. Celia wages her last battle to regain the glory of the past by hosting a splendid musical soiree, her final eulogy for her own moribund class.

"Having spent much of my adult life abroad, Niño was an opportunity to reacquaint myself with what it means to be a Filipino today. I wanted to explore how the Filipino family dynamic has evolved. I was interested in exploring the rise and decline of our class system, the builtin dysfunctions within the Filipino family".


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