Boy (2009 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Auraeus Solito
Produced by Auraeus Solito
Endi "Hai" Balbuena
Written by Jimmy Flores
Arturo Calo
Starring Aeious Asin
Aries Pena
Madelaine Nicolas
Nonie Buencamino
Music by Isha
Cinematography Louie Quirino
Edited by Lawrence Fajardo
Keith Sicat
Release dates
  • April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19) (SIFF)
  • October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07) (Philippines)
Running time
83 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino

Boy is a 2009 Philippine film by renowned and critically acclaimed Filipino director Auraeus Solito. The 83-minute film produced by recounts a young poet's infatuation with a young macho dancer.

Boy (also as BoY) has been shown in many international film festivals. The Board of Film Censors in Singapore banned the showing of the movie because it "normalizes homosexuality and romanticizes sex between men."[1][2] Boy was screened in the Philippines in June 2009.


  • Aeious Asin - Boy
  • Aries Pena - Aries
  • Madelaine Nicolas - Boy's mother
  • Nonie Buencamino - Boy's father
  • Danton Remoto - Teacher


Boy had its world premiere in Italy at the Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (April 2009).[3] Other festival screenings included:


  1. ^ GMA News article about the film
  2. ^ "‘Boy’ trouble". Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Torino GLBT Film Festival 2009: Auraeus Solito’s BOY". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Boy - 2009 Outfest". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Jeonju International Film Festival: Boy". Retrieved 2008-10-29. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Auraeus Solito on his Boy". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  7. ^ "Films: Boy". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  8. ^ "2009 Seattle International Film Festival: Boy". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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