Friday, 11 August 2017

Movie Review: Kiko Boksingero

After the death of his mother, an 11-year-old boy was left alone with his nanny Diday and tries to reconnect with his estranged father George, a has-been boxer. Filling the gap of the time lost, the father and son bonds through their shared love for boxing.

Kiko Boksingero is my personal favorite for Cinemalaya 2017 as this film really touched my heart. It is not the typical mellow dramatic film about son longing on his father. The nuances of the kid Noel Comia Jr, and the screenplay is enough already to let the audience feel the story. No drama, no pretensions, just heartfelt. I love the pureness of the film. Yul Servo and Noel Comia Jr. as well as Yayo and Noel chemistry works where you feel the sincerity and effectiveness of their character. These three deserve an acting nod for this film. I'm rooting for Noel for Best Actor, Yul Servo and Yayo Aguila as dark horse for best supporting actor and actress. The subtle music, cinematography and the location of film Baguio add warmness to the film. Kiko Boksingero is a charm that works for its nuanced character study and balanced well with pure story and heartwarming screenplay.  A Filipino film that deserved to be watched.

My Verdict: 5/5

Noel Comia Jr.

Yayo Aguila

Yul Servo

Yul Servo, Director Thop Nzareno, Noel Comia Jr. and Yayo Aguila

The Cast and Crew of Kiko Boksingero

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