Give Up Tomorrow
As a tropical storm beats down on the Philippine island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home. That same night Paco Larrañaga, the young man later accused of their rapes and murders, is hundreds of miles away in Manila at a party, surrounded by dozens of reliable witnesses. Reflecting schisms of race, class, and political power at the core of the Philippines’ tumultuous democracy, clashing families, institutions, and individuals face off to convict or free Paco. Their irreconcilable versions of reality and justice play out in a case that ends a country’s use of capital punishment, yet fails to free an innocent man. Set amidst old world vestiges of colonialism, classism and backdoor politics in the Philippines, GIVE UP TOMORROW exposes a Kafkaesque contemporary world of corruption and injustice.
Director Michael Collins