Cinemalaya entry “Busong” win the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize at the 7th Eurasia International Film Festival held in Kazakhstan.
“Busong” has an English title “Palawan’s Fate” and it’s a native Palawanon’s term for “fate” or “instant karma”
Lead by the known actress Alessandra de Rosi as the main character as Punay.
“Punay was born with wounds in her feet so she cannot step on the earth. Her brother, Angkadang, carries her with a hammock, as he searches the changing landscape of Palawan hoping to find a healer. Different people help him carry his sister along the way,a woman looking for her husband, a fisherman who lost his boat and a young man who is searching for himself and each one meets his/her fate (Busong).”
-That was the short synopsis of “Busong” according to the website www.busongpalawanfate.com.