“Inevitably, this film outshines all the others for its mere as well as rare simplicity. As juries we do get to see
various works of craftsmanship but hardly come across such a film which touches the core of everyone's heart in spite of
our own cultural limitations.” - Rwita Dutta, FIPRESCI (Best Film - Main Jury 2006)
“…Jeffrey Jeturian's powerful film both reflects and boosts a sudden creative resurgence in Filipino film
culture.” - Tony Rayns, 50th London Film Festival
Amy, the family matriarch, makes ends meet by running a small convenience store out of her home. But in a struggling
economy customers are scarce, and without the help of her husband or pregnant daughter, she is forced to supplement the
family income by collecting bets for an illegal numbers game.
In this starkly realistic narrative, director Jeturian’s 7th feature film presents a captivating portrait of a
once-proud woman, haunted by memories of a dead son and hounded by the police, and her fragile and lonely life as a
kubrador (bet collector) on the streets of Manila.