After making rounds in international film festivals, 2008 Cinemalaya film - Boses will finally get a commercial run in the Philippines. Boses, directed by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil and written by Froilan Medina and Rody Vera, has the distinction of being one of seven Filipino movies especially selected for a series of screenings by the Department of Foreign Affairs. It has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Yale University, Oregon, Chicago, Hawaii, Vancouver, India, Korea, Hong Kong, Geneva, Zurich, Madrid and University of Alberta
Boses tells the story of a boy made mute due to unbearable circumstances, and the friendship he forges when he learns to play the violin under a reclusive mentor who is also dealing with personal issues. The film features seasoned thespians Cherry Pie Picache, Ricky Davao, and Meryll Soriano, and first-time actors Coke Bolipata and Julian Duque.
Just in time for the Cinemalaya season, Boses will run exclusively at SM Cinemas starting July 31, 2013.