Friday, February 6, 2009


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


Julius said...

just watched your movie, KAMBYO (movie credits are rolling while typing). i feel free like a bird although i'm here in dubai were homo is a no, no and yet...

anyway, thank you so much. my life is in trouble now. recession, vacation allowance, pasalubong, family, homesickness, personal matters, "kwarta" etc... but this film made me realize that my life now is half full and not half empty. 2 thumbs up!

all the best.

guys4men22 said...

"i watch HIKBI a while at ever mall ortigas,its a nice story...i feel it,the gay there reminds me of my Trainor "JOEY BUTAYAN"