Sunday, 17 July 2016

Movie Review: Pauwi Na

Mang Pepe convinces the family to go back to their hometown in Bicol. Without enough transport money, they decide to use pedicabs so they could “pedal” their way back to the province. A series of unfortunate events occur that will either test their determination or distract them from their journey home. Pauwi Na is a tragic-comic portrait of a dysfunctional family and the disquieting blind faith they invoke as they dream of going home.


The sense of authenticity in this film is distinct that manages to be artful without being arty.  This is not your ordinary heartwarming film that mirrors the lives of typical slum family in Metro Manila with an ensemble cast that worth to watch that gives their wonderful performance through their laughs and tears. Pauwi Na finishes strong as it eventually transforms into a fascinating, emotional  narrative with more layers than we might have expected.




My Verdict: 4/5




PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE GALA NIGHT OF PAUWI NA

Bembol Roco and Festival Director Maryo J. Delos Reyes

Ms. Cherry Pie Picache

Cherry Pie Picache and Bembol Roco
Jerald Napoles and Meryll Soriano
Jerald Napoles

The Filmmaker of Pauwi Na: Paolo Villaluna

Chai Fonacier and Paolo Villaluna



3 comments:

  1. Hi if I may ask by any chance do you know what is the title of the last song played during the credits. Been looking for that for month now! thanks!!

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  2. Same here, I'm still haunted by that song! Please someone give us an answer.

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  3. Same here, I'm still haunted by that song! Please someone give us an answer. It will be highly appreciated :)

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