Thursday, 6 November 2014

Movie Review: Alienasyon

Alienasyon foregrounds the story of a retired university professor who refuses to leave his home in UP Diliman campus despite administrative order of eviction. His whole life bearing witness to Diliman estate's evolution, He is the only remaining gate keeper of the histories of his homeland.

I like the story of the film as it nourish how history is important in our life. This film depicts that past are extrapolated over time and can have radical effects on the present time of the main characters. The films show the history of lands in Diliman Q.C., Japanese invasion in the Philippines and a noble story of a family. I was touched with the premise of the film as it mirrored how our society lurks out on our past. Nadala ako sa character ni Spanky Manikan as Manuel dahil siya ang mismo ang nakasaksi sa lahat ng nakaraan at may nadalang bagahe sa kasalukuyan. It was an effective portrayal for him in this film. Madaming mga eksena sa pelikula na tahimik pero epektibong ipinakita ang emosyon at mensahe na gustong sabihin. Mahuhusay ang lahat ng nagsipagganap.

This is a good film. Cinematography is good, I love the shots. I like the visuals of the film especially in the silent and climax moment. Production Design and editing is good as well and blends in the film. Maganda ang mensahe na gustong sabihin ng pelikula para sa atin na hindi natin dapat talikuran ang nakaraan at dapat nating patuloy na tanawin at bigyan pagpapahalaga. Hindi dapat tayo lumupig sa ating sariling kababayan at huwag magpadala sa takbo ng modernisasyon. This is a recommended film to watch by everyone to reflect on our past and worked on enriching it.

My Verdict:  3.5/5

1 comment:

  1. Hello, maraming salamat po sa review! We greatly appreciate this (we shared this in Alienasyon's FB page). Thanks so much. (Just a little correction - Spanky plays the part po of Paulino). Again, salamat!