CITY OF FLOWERS

Country
Filipina
Production Year
2021
Running Time
20 Minute
Genre
DRAMA
Age

As the city of Zamboanga celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, a couple tries to survive the drought that has been wrecking havoc on their farm and raise enough money for the wife’s imminent childbirth. Meanwhile, a tragedy, later be known as ‘2013 Zamboanga Siege’, is about to strike.

Director
Xeph Suarez
Xeph Suarez, a Manila-based Mindanaoan filmmaker, gained recognition through the ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator (FLY) and directed City of Flowers in 2021. He's now developing his debut feature, Dancing the Tides, with participation in prestigious programs including Full Circle Lab, Singapore International Film Festival, Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, and La Fabrique Cinéma de l'Institut français at Cannes.