Grandpa Is Dead

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Grandpa is Dead
Ded na si Lolo poster.jpg
Philippine theatrical release poster
Original titleDed na si Lolo
Directed bySoxy Topacio
Produced byTony Y. Reyes
Antonio P. Tuviera
Written bySoxy Topacio
StarringBJ Forbes
Music byNoel Cabangon
Edited byDanny Anonuevo
APT Entertainment
Distributed byAPT Entertainment
Release date
  • 6 May 2009 (2009-05-06)
Running time
90 minutes[1]

Grandpa is Dead (Filipino:Ded na si Lolo) is a drama-comedy and satirical[1] Philippine film directed and written by Soxy Topacio.[2]

It was selected as the Philippine submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards over Lola by Brilliante Mendoza.[3] It was not accepted as a nominee.


Bobet (BJ Forbes) and his family are mourning over the death of his grandfather. Throughout the six-day wake unresolved issues and family secrets resurfaces challenging the resolve of Bobet's family.[4]


Source:New York Times[5]


The plot of the film was added with humor by director Soxie Topacio by exploring on numerous Filipino superstitious beliefs regarding the dead which involves several prohibitions such as against wearing red, sweeping the floor, taking a bath, and allowing your tears to fall on the coffin.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Ded na si Lolo - Overview". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Ded na si Lolo - Production credits". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky (23 September 2009). "Lolo beats Lola in race for the Oscars". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b Medel, Fidel Antonio (13 January 2010). "PEP REVIEW: Ded na si Lolo mixes the right blend of drama and comedy". Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Ded na si Lolo - Acting Credits". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 October 2015.