Thursday, 10 August 2017

Movie Review: Baconaua

In a sleepy island village in Southern Tagalog lives a young lass, Divina, who mulls whether to have her father officially declared dead after missing at sea three months ago amidst the mysticism and realities happening around her.

I wonder by the production value and cinematography of this film. This is the best film so far of Joseph Israel Laban. Though it takes time for the build up and revelation of the film I enjoyed the inviting ominous atmosphere of the film.  I like the performance of the three princess of indie film here, Elora Españo, Therese Malvar and Anna Luna which I wish to have longer exposure. JM Salvado, the little boy is also amazed to watch.  Baconaua is an atmospheric film with many inner message in it and what's most interesting about this is its subtle ingredient; the sea that stirs up the premise and mystery in this film.

My Verdict: 3.5/5



Elora Españo, Director Joseph Israel Laban, JM Salvado and Therese Malvar

Elora Españo and Therese Malvae

The Cast and Crew of Baconaua

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