“Smaller And Smaller Circles” In Theaters March 1st
Based on the award-winning novel by Filipino author F.H.Batacan, SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES illustrate the best and worst of human nature: the antiseptic and dirty, the sublime and rotten, the hellish and divine.
The story follows two Jesuits priest brought in as consultants to help capture a serial murderer that has killed several boys. The bodies eviscerated, missing organs and their faces peeled off. During their investigation, the Priests have to deal with a corrupt police officer who seems only interested in fame; and the clergy hiding the abuse of a Priest.
The Priest Father Augusto Saenz, SJ (played by Nonie Buencamino) and Father Jerome Lucero, SJ (played by Sid Lucero) play nicely against each other as they get more rooted in the underbelly of the investigation. There are always seem to be religion tied up with politics.
If you are looking for a fast-paced action crime thriller, this is not the film for you. It’s more like a character study of politics, religion, power and the evil that lurks within man. It’s a slow burn that builds like a bonfire with a score that simmers below the surface at just the right time.
So no spoiler alerts here therefore if you are willing to experience a different style of film making then you might want to give “Smaller And Smaller Circles” a try.
SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES directed by Raya Martin and written by Raymond Lee and Ria Limjap. The film features both English and Filipino language with a run time of time of 111 minutes.
Uncork’d Entertainment released the film in Los Angeles and additional select markets on March 1. It will then be released digitally on March 19 (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, Xbox and local Cable).