Friday, 20 March 2015

Movie Review: Imbisibol

The film follows the lives of four Filipino migrant workers in Japan - Linda, Benjie, Manuel and Rodel - who, amidst their individual struggles, are suddenly caught together in an even more complex game of hide and seek where staying invisible is the only way to survive.

I would like to commend the incredible visuals, scope, and  feel of the film, because those aspects were breathtaking. Those elements can tell a lot of story about the characters in the film. Ensemble and strong performances by Ces
Quesada, Bernardo Bernardo, Allen Dizon and JM De Guzman that carry the film and supporting roles complement the four leads nicely. The film captures the feeling of longingness in their family and I found myself involved in getting to know these characters. The story and its central conflict are as compelling with the performances. Immigration issues are real-world problems, and I'm sure that those who experience them can relate to this film. Overall, this is a strong film anchored by solid story and stunning cinematography.

My Verdict: 3.5/5 


JC Santos photo courtesy of Dennis Sebastian

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