Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. She's hoping to buy a cure for her dying sister and, ultimately, a future for her debt-ridden family, while he hopes to escape his disintegrating American family through love and a family of his own. A powerful, controversial film that quietly builds to a shattering collision of aspirations and cultures. Written by
At What Price Family?
Did You Know?
Belinda Aquino (University of Hawaii at Manoa) tried to convince other members of the selection committee to ban the film from being screened at the Hawaii International Film festival because she felt it was derogatory to Filipino society. Despite writing letters of protest to each, she was overruled 23 to 1. See more
I'm not being dramatic, it's the truth! You retire down there, you die down there! I don't know about you, but if I'm gonna die, I want to die up here with the family instead of down there all alone!
Is he talking about dying again?