Kaleldo (2006)Kaleldo gives the viewer a glimpse of the nature of life. The film tells the story of a motherless family a decade after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo inundated the town of Guagua in Pampanga with lagar-a clear singular display of the force of nature. Mang Rudy, the widowed woodcarver, wields an iron hand over his three daughters: the fun-loving but rebellious Grace, the youngest, who goes through the throes of adjusting to married life; the feisty and headstrong Lourdes, the middle daughter, who succumbs to an extra-marital affair; and the subservient and discriminated on eldest, Jess, a lesbian who brings home her girlfriend to take care of the father after he succumbs to a heart attack. The story unfolds in a series of events ( a wedding,a santacruzan, a parade, the annihilation of the summer cogon by fire, a death) that marks the beginning (early summer-"Kaleldo"), the middle (midsummer-"Maleldo") and the end (late summer-"Kauran") of summer. This confirms the film's statement that life, like the various turn of events that govern the characters' lives, is as changeable and volatile as the seasons. Dibawah Lindungan Ka'bahHamid, a smart, pious, poor young man with courtesy, lives among the family of Hajj Jaffar, a benevolent, pious person who never discriminate people based on social standing and wealth. Hamid highly respects the family and considers Hajj Jaffar as his own father. Likewise, Hajj Jaffar considers him, fatherless, as his own son. Hajj Jaffar puts Hamid in a reputable school. In return, Mak Hamid, Hamid’s mother,works for Hajj Jaffar’s family. Hamid’s relationship with Mak Asiah, Hajj Jaffar’s wife, and their only daughter, Zainab, is also on good terms. Zainab even considers him as her own brother. Everything is in harmony until one day love grows between Hamid and Zainab. Both can’t deny it even when their love becomes forbidden one since both are not equal. Hamid thinks he makes no mistakes by loving her, trying to be close to Zainab. However, he has to pay the price as a Hajj Jaffar’s relative, wanting to wed his nephew to Zainab, puts slander on him. Hamid is ousted from the kampong. In exile, Hamid works hard so that he’s appointed as a company’s clerk. But beyond that, his life keeps on taking tragic turns. Hajj Jaffar and Mak Hamid whom he loves pass away. And then Mak Asiah asks for his help to persuade Zainab to marry a man she’s been matched with, which Hamid does with a heavy heart. Afterward he travels to the holy land of Mekkah. Beneath the Ka’bah he prays and departs this life. Zainab is so brokenhearted that her health declines. She finally dies still keeping her promise: only to marry and be married with the one who loves her and is loved by her, that is Hamid. Kuntilanak KuntilanakAfter her divorce from Krisna, Adelina Venus, the famous novelist, decided to spend her time working on her latest novel in a quiet villa called Rumah Bukit Hijau with her daughter, Salwa and assistant, Saskia. While at the villa, Adelina asked Saskia to record all of her activities with Salwa in order to reclaim Salwa's custody because the court had entrusted her to Krisna. The fall of Salwa's custody of Krisna was caused by the court's consideration of Adelina's attitude of often being unable to control emotions. Through video recordings of her activities, Adelina intends to prove that she can be friendly, gentle, and can control emotions towards Salwa. They did not think that the camera that should have been used to recap Adelina and Salwa's activities was actually recording the appearance of an old woman and a child ghost named Aiko. After various creepy events, Adelina finally realized that there was a murder mystery that had occurred in the villa.