Thursday, 10 August 2017

Movie Review: Shorts B - Cinemalaya 2017 Film Festival

 The beautiful maiden Juana lives peacefully in an island until she realizes that she is alone. To satisfy her longing, she dances and prays for a companion. Suddenly, a man arrives.

 A breakthrough short film that is open for your interpretation. Fine technical, majestic scenery, and great choreography

My Verdict: 4/5

 Silence pierced the chaos inside Maria’s home when she confirms that she is pregnant with her 22nd child. Conflict ensues when her 14-year-old daughter is suspected to be pregnant, which angers the firstborn of the family. Amidst the chaos, Maria's water suddenly breaks.

 Effective, straight to the point, got its message.

My Verdict: 4/5

The film tells the story of Bateng, a boy who triggered a series of life-changing events when he stole an old woman’s purse.

Tense, violent, well-staged, and suspenseful

My Verdict: 4/5

The film follows the journey of twin brothers, Andres and Gael, living in a fishing village ravaged by strong typhoon, as they find healing against the harsh landscape of an island.

Loved the cinematography and the hidden story behind it.

My Verdict: 3/5

Stressing over whether she would be able to perform in the school’s annual Talent Show because her family could not afford to rent a traditional costume, twelve-year-old Thirdy starts having visions of a mysterious man. Everything seems to unravel as village problems and family secrets finally collide.

Got curious with the magical elements of the film

My Verdict: 3/5

Amidst the grief, anger and injustice, Mang Jerry works frantically to find enough money to get his son who is a victim of extra judicial killings out of the funeral home.

Had its fair share of mellow drama moments.

My Verdict: 3/5

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