Award-winning TBA Studios films now available on Prime Video
Movie fans can now enjoy some of TBA Studios’ award-winning and critically acclaimed films on Prime Video.
Lingua Franca (2020)
Isabel Sandoval writes, stars, and directs this understated love story about an undocumented Filipno transwoman, working a s caregiver in Brooklyn. There she meets the grandson of one of her patients and develops a complex relationship with him.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August 2019. It has also competed in other prestigious festivals, such as the British Film Institute London Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival. The film has an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and won the top prize Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival, an American festival that highlights stories told by minority voices in entertainment, such as the LGBTQ+ community, women, and people with disabilities.
Write About Love (2019)
Filipino romance film directed by Crisanto Aquino stars Miles Ocampo and Rocco Nacino. The film revolves around the collaboration of a young female writer and a veteran male indie film writer to complete an unfinished script for a love story. During this journey, they discover truths about love, life, and writing a good love story.
The film premiered during the 45th Metro Manila Film festival and won several awards including Best Supporting Actor for Joem Bascon, Best Supporting Actress for Yeng Constantino, and Best Screenplay.
Us, At The End Of The Year (2019)
Nestor Abrogena helms this quiet and slow-burn love story following the lives of Sam (Nicco Manalo) and Isa (Emanuelle Vera). Five years after their break-up, ex-lovers turned friends attempt to find romance but find nothing except the pain of being in love with someone else whom they can never be with.
Toto (Timothy Castillo), a teenage orphan, is recruited by a notorious death squad. Irma (Eula Valdez), the group’s leader, soon becomes a maternal figure to the young boy. As the two form a familial bond, their loyalties will be put to the test when one of their targets turns out to be a familiar face.
This critically-acclaimed crime thriller directed by Mikhail Red made its international premiere at Rotterdam Film Festival.
Heneral Luna (2015)
Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Jerrold Tarog, this epic puts the spotlight on historical figure General Antonio Luna (John Arcilla), commander of the revolutionary army. After three hundred years as a Spanish colony, the Philippines must endure a new foreign power: the United States of America. General Luna wants to fight for freedom but members of the elite want to strike a deal with the Americans. The infighting is fierce in the new cabinet but General Luna and his loyal men forge ahead even as his military decisions are met with resistance from soldiers who are loyal only to President Aguinaldo (Mon Confiado).
The movie became the highest grossing indie and historical film in the Philippines. Heneral Luna was also chosen as the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
Catch these exciting TBA Studios titles now available for streaming on Prime Video in Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia.