A tragic-comic portrait of a dysfunctional family and the disquieting blind faith they invoke as they dream of going home.
Mang Pepe and his family travel from QUEZON City to Bicol on pedicabs (“sikad-sikad”). Mang Pepe and his wife, Remedios, their daughter Pina, their son JP with his pregnant blind wife Isabel, and their dog Kikay, live together in a shanty at a Quezon City slum. To survive daily, Mang Pepe drives his pedicab and carry various loads to the market while Aling Remedios washes laundry for her neighbors. JP and Pina both try to earn a living and Isabel, in her blindness, sees and converses with Jesus Christ. Realizing their futile life in the city, Mang Pepe convinces the family to go back to their hometown in Bicol. Without enough transport money, they decide to use pedicans so they could “pedal” their way back to the province. A series of unfortunate events occur that will either test their determination or distract them from their journey home. PAUWI NA is a tragic-comic portrait of a dysfunctional family and the disquieting blind faith they invoke as they dream of going home. But…
Director: Paolo Villaluna
Writers: Paolo Villaluna, Ellen Ramos
Stars: Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano