13min | Short, Drama, Family | 8 October 2016 (South Korea)
After refusing a ritual circumcision intended to usher him into manhood, Rene-boy (10), tries alternate methods to remove this mark of cowardice.
It is worth asking why Rene-Boy is quite so reticent. Is it just a fear of the pain? Or is Rene-Boy just wanting to be different? Or is it because he doesnxe2x80x99t feel ready to become a man? A single expression can change onexe2x80x99s reading of a scene or even a whole film. Here, Rene-Boy has a look of blankness and minor confusion after he is circumcised. He is left disappointed at xe2x80x9cbecoming a manxe2x80x9d because he does not really feel any different. Itxe2x80x99s as if he is asking, xe2x80x9cIs that it?xe2x80x9d after being shamed, tormented and forced to go through physical pain for the sake of other peoplexe2x80x99s expectation of his character.
Director: Phil Giordano
Writer: Phil Giordano
Stars: John Arcilla, Mercedes Cabral, Andrei Fajarito
Release Date: 8 October 2016 (South Korea)