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
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Did You Know?
In the time it took to bring Madeline Ortaliz
over to USA to complete her New York scenes, she and members of her family were involved in a near-fatal car accident on the North Expressway in the Philippines. See more
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