Si Dante At Si Max’s is a call for Filipinos and the world to keep on finding beauty in everyday life.

December 17, 2015 marks the exclusive screening of four short films by renowned director Brillante Mendoza. Each proudly Filipino film captures ordinary people who have extraordinary stories inside the four walls of Max’s Restaurant.

Two proudly Filipino icons come as one to turn life’s minute moments to some of our fondest memories. On its 70th birthday Max’s Restaurant collaborated with award-winning director Brillante “Dante” Mendoza to make this vision not only a tangible, but more importantly, a heartfelt and lasting reality.  The best part is that Direk Dante and his team handpicked these stories straight from people whose lives were made more colourful and worthwhile by The House That Fried Chicken Built.

In the first short film, Tagpuan, Mendoza tackles how true love transcends the test of time: An elderly woman faithfully shares her special birthday meal to the love of her life in their unlikely tagpuan.


Debut, the second short film, shows a father’s love to both his only daughter and departed wife. Direk Dante showed that in spite of living a simple life, celebrating milestones is always and forever will be special. The third film, on the other hand, inspires every broken-hearted women to keep the faith despite bitter love stories.

Entitled Kasal, this story features a waitress who called off her engagement and is having a hard time trying not to think about her growing pains as she works for a wedding banquet. To cap the night off,

Direk Dante’s Delivery showcases street sounds and the Filipino’s innate affinity to the performing arts through a humble production featuring rap and dance numbers.

Si Dante At Si Max’s is a call for Filipinos and the world to keep on finding beauty in everyday life.

Indeed, Direk Dante has yet again brought the bright brillante to the whole house that night. As a tribute to the Philippine indie film icon, a surprise video was released as a testament to his exemplary work and his light-hearted way of living.

This exclusive and intimate meet and greet was graced by Direk Dante’s friends, special guests and avid film viewers. This is event is made possible through a partnership with SM Aura Cinema.  The four short films will be released digitally some time in 2016.

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