In this intense, slow-burning thriller, farm girl Maya inadvertently commits a crime while practicing her rifle skills out in the wild. As the local police start investigating this incident they make a shocking discovery that leads to a different, truly disturbing case. Young altruistic policeman Diego pursues this mystery but is hindered by his world-weary and corrupt senior officers. Featuring a tour de force performance by newcomer Mary Joy Apostol as Maya, Birdshot folds biting social commentary into a cleverly nuanced screenplay. Buoyed by dynamic visual storytelling rich in metaphor, this deliberately paced parable about modern day Filipino society sinks its claws into you, proving director Mikhail Red one of the most eloquent voices in Asian cinema today.Ā Q&A with director Mikhail Red and actor Arnold Reyes.