Joy lives in constant fear of her abusive husband, Dante. One day, she flees home and seeks help from the police.Subscribe Now
Joy, mother of a six-year-old girl, lives in constant fear of her abusive husband, Dante. One day, Joy flees home and seeks help from the police. As time passes, she discovers an equally nightmarish bureaucracy that cruelly denies her justice and reprieve.
Special Jury Prize, Best Film Nominee
Best Performance – Asian Feature Film
Best Performance by an Actress
Kristoffer King, Best Supporting Actor
Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress
Best Foreign Language Film Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize
Grand Prize Nominee
"...engrossing and sophisticated procedural with universal audience appeal."
"Verdict" was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
"Verdict" sees Kristoffer King in his final film role before his death at just 36 years old.