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The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveras
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveras

The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveras 2005


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The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveras 2005 15

100 mins Philippines Director. Auraeus Solito

First-time director Auraeus Solito won the 2006 Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival for his assured and delightful tale of a self-confident boy living in a poor district of Manila. 12-year-old Maxi’s penchant for dressing up and clear sense of his own gay identity causes no problems - until he falls in love with a young policeman, and the stage is set for a dramatic conflict of loyalties.

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Directed by

Auraeus Solito


J.R. Valentin

Soliman Cruz

Nathan Lopez


15 Contains strong language







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