Barber's Tales tells the story of newly widowed Marilou who inherits the town's only barbershop from her husband- a business that has been passed down by generations of men in her husband's family. With no other means of support, she musters the courage to run the barbershop. But as to be expected, she fails to attract any customers. But a touching act of kindness she extended to Rosa, a prostitute who works in the town brothel, leads to an unexpected opportunity. Rosa, who now considers Marilou a friend, urges her prostitute friends to pressure their male clientele into patronizing Marilou's barbershop. The men have no choice but to grudgingly oblige out of fear that Rosa will expose their infidelity to their wives.
Eugene Domingo, Eddie Garcia, Iza Calzado
Jun Robles Lana
Filipino | Tagalog
Jun Robles Lana
Jun Robles Lana is one of the Philippines’ most accomplished and internationally acclaimed filmmakers. His multi-awarded film “Bwakaw” became the Philippine entry to the Oscars in 2012 and was screened at many international film festivals including Tokyo, Toronto and New York. This was followed by “Barber’s Tales” which won the Philippines’ first Best Actress award at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival and the Crystal Mulberry Audience Award at the 2014 Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy. His 2015 one-shot film “Shadow Behind The Moon” won Best Director, Best Actress, FIPRESCI Critics Prize and NETPAC Best Asian Film at the Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Vladivostok, Russia and won Best Director at the International Film Festival of Kerala. His latest film, “Die Beautiful” is one the highest-grossing Filipino films of 2016, and won Best Actor and Audience Award at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival.