Hikbi (Cry for Redemption) is a personal film of first time filmmaker Felbert Go. He directed it. He wrote the screenplay. He starred in it.
But "Hikbi" is not exactly an exercise in vanity as most people would easily assume. It is a sensitive portrayal of a neurotic relationship betweeen a lonely gay man and a straight tricycle driver who also sidelines as a male prostitute.
I admire this filmmaker for his brave artistry in re-interpreting his life with brutal honesty.
Hikbi is sad and without pretentions. Just like the lives of many other gay men.
HIKBI is showing this February:
February 7 4pm Mag:net Katipunan
February 9 2pm/ 7pm Feb 10 7pm at the UP Videotheque
February 13 7pm Robinsons Galleria