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Cinemalaya 2011: Maskara Review

There's one scene in Laurice Guillen's Maskara where Ina Feleo, playing Anna, the illegitimate daughter of accomplished actor Bobby (Tirso Cruz III) who recently passed away, suddenly weeps. Guillen does not opt for an extreme close-up of her daughter's face. Instead, Feleo is seen from a comfortable distance, allowing her to overwhelm the frame with just There's something strangely haunting about Feleo's performance. It is more than good within the scope of the film's narrative. It is actually very moving on its own, encompassing emotions as varied as sorrow and anger, regret and acceptance.   Feleo's father and Guillen's husband, the great actor Johnny Delgado, died in 2009. While Feleo and fictional Anna were born under different circumstances, they share common emotions, of longing...
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