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FILIPINO FILMS WITH MARILOU DIAZ-ABAYA
December 1~December 24 @
With and without English subtitles


OF THE FLESH
Dir:Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast:Charito Solis, Philip Salvador
1984
35mm
Color
110 min
No English subtitles

A man brings his newly wed wife back home to his village. At home, his father makes sexual advances towards his wife because she resembles his motherwho committed suicide. Matters worsen and his son ends up killing his fatherc


REDEEM HER HONOR
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast:Sharmaine Arnaiz, Nida Blanca
1995

35mm
Color
133 min
English subtitles


Two stories depicting sexually harassed women; A woman gets a job as a house maid but is raped by the man of the house. Together with her mother, she files suitcIn another story, Hilda, a teacher, is soon to be married but is drugged by her former boyfriend who molests herc

MADONNA AND CHILD
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast: Lorna Tolentino, Stefano Mori
1996
35mm
Color
121 min
English subtitles

An unwed mother leaves her 2 year-old son with a church and becomes a migrant worker in Hong Kong. Returning 7 years later, she finds the church has moved and her son missingc

MILAGROS
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast: Sharmaine Arnaiz, Dante Rivero,
1997
35mm
Color
133 min
English subtitles

Milagros, a bar dancer, learns that her father has died owing a considerable debt. To repay the debt with her mother, she works at a ranch where both the man of the house as well as his son shows interest in herc


JOSE RIZAL
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast:Cesar Montano, Jaime Fabregas
1998
35mm
Color
175 min
English subtitles

At the end of the 19th Century, two books written by Jose Risal while in Europe causes a sensation in the Philippines. He returns home but is accused of provoking the revolutionary army and is imprisoned. In prison, he recalls his past. His refusal to compromise gets him the death penalty, but he ends up as a martyr and a heroc


IN THE NAVEL OF THE SEA
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast:Jomari Yllana, ElizabethOropesa
1998
35mm
Color
113 min
English subtitles

Rosa is a midwife on a small remote island who lives with her son. His son at first is reluctant but later decides to take over his motherfs trade of midwifery...


REEF HUNTERS
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast:Cesar Montano, Pen Medina
1999
35mm
Color
119 min
English subtitles

Fredo hires young boys and orders them to fish using the muro ami method of diving deep into the ocean and striking the ocean floor with rocks to lure fish into the net. The film, addressing the themes of environmental destruction and child labor, was a sensational hit in the Philippines.


NEW MOON
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast:Cesar Montano, Amy Austria
2001
35mm
Color
134 min
English subtitles

Ahmad, who lives in Manila, has family in MindanaoIsland. One day, an armed group attacks the village and kills his son. Ahmad returns home and tries to bring his family to safer territorycA film shot at the time of g911h with a strong message for peace.


THEN AND NOW
Dir: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast:Dina Bonnevie, Eula Valdez
2003
35mm
Color
127 min
English subtitles

Joey returns to Manila after 10 years to care for her mother. She reconnects with her old friends who now have family as well as problems. The film is the sequel to gMoralh directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya in 1982.

TOUCH ME NOT
Dir: Geraldo de Leon
Cast:Eduardo del Mar, Edita Vital
1961
35mm
BW
180 min
No English subtitles

Ibbara, returning from Europe learns that his father, a large landowner, died in prison. He also learns that the Catholic Church, which holds authority over land matters and punishes anyone who questions its reign, was behind his fatherfs death. Ibbara then starts building a school out of his belief that change can only come through education, but he is almost murdered by the ChurchcA film based on the famous novel written by Jose Rizal.


SPECK IN THE WATER
Dir: Ishmael Bernal
Cast:
Elizabeth Oropesa, George Estregan
1976
35mm
Color
118 min
No English subtitles

A film about a small remote island on the sea and its three characters; Jamin , a fisherman, Chedeng who works in a health care facility off the island and Maria, who loves Jaminc


CITY AFTER DARK
Dir: Ishmael Bernal
Cast: Carito Solis, Alma Moreno,
1980
35mm
Color
151 min
No English subtitles

A glimpse of Manila at night through its various characters. Alex, a musician, lives with a gay friend. His girlfriend, Vanessa, is a drug addict. Kano, a lesbian, sells drugs. Virgie, a housewife, used to be a prostitute and Pedro, a taxi driver, has many girlfriendsc


TURUMBA
Dir: Kidlat Tahimik
Cast:Homer Abiad, Inigo Vit
1983
16mm
Color
130 min
No English subtitles

A film set during the Turumba Festival held in Pakil where the film director is from. An old woman makes and sells mascots of dogs and horses with her family. One day, a buyer gives her a big order throwing the old woman and her family into a frenzy trying to make enough mascots for the orderc


I CARRY THE WORLD
ON MY SHOULDERS
Dir: Lino Brocka
Cast:Sharon Cuneta, Loretta Marquez
1987/35mm
Color
127 min
No English subtitles

Lupe, a slum dweller,scavenges trash for a living. One day, she wins a contest and becomes a singer in a nightclub but the elder singer at the club looks at Lupe as a rivalc


LOVING SOMEONE
Dir: Jose Javier Reyes
Cast:Aiko Melendez, Aga Muhlach
1993
35mm
Color
116 min
English subtitles

Kind but bashful Carlitos, raised by a family of women meets and falls in love with Monica, an active girl from an all-male family. The contrast in their character, however, poses problems for the relationshipc


MAGNIFICO
Dir: Maryo J. de los Reyes
Cast:Jiro Manio, Albert Martinez
2003
35mm
Color
123 min
English subtitles

The parents of 9 year-old Magnifico think their son is stupid. Magnifico has a grandmother but her days are numbered. Hearing his mother say she canft afford a coffin for his grandmother, he secretly starts making the coffin and works jobs to save money. He then creates miracles for everyone at his expensecA tremendously moving film.


SLINGSHOT
Dir: Brilliante Ma. Mendoza
Cast:Jiro Manio, Jackyn Jose
2007
Video
Color
86 min
English subtitles

The documentary like story set in the slums north of Manila depicts a leader of a group of juvenile delinquents, a habitual drug addict, a cycle rickshaw driver and others, portraying the down side of society.


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