Tuli is about sexuality in a small village in the mountains.

Daisy is the daughter of the town’s mangtutuli (circumciser) and as she grows up her frustration with life also grows. She escapes her ill feelings by having a lesbian relationship with her bestfriend, Botchok. The two decide to have a baby and get Botchok pregnant with the only uncircumcised man in the village. The three tread on a path where their gender roles are ostracized.

Winner, Netpac Award, 2007 Berlin International Film Festival. “Auraeus Solito has yet again impressed with his sensitive portrayal of sole and pertinent aspect of indigenous Filipino culture. The film has faced problems of funding and censorship. But what comes through clearly is Solito’s ability in handling bold subjects. Tuli is a lyrical weave of a story well told, beautiful and very good acting. The choice of locations and the music too, deserve a special mention.”

Winner, Grand Jury Award – Outstanding International Narrative Feature, 2007 L.A. OutFest.



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