The wealthy but unhappy couple Doña Lupe (Dina Bonnevie) and Don Paeng (Edu Manzano) yearns to have a child for the longest time and will do anything just to fulfill their wish. Lupe wants ...
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The wealthy but unhappy couple Doña Lupe (Dina Bonnevie) and Don Paeng (Edu Manzano) yearns to have a child for the longest time and will do anything just to fulfill their wish. Lupe wants to participate in a ritual performed by women to invoke the gods to grant the blessing of fertility by dancing around a Balete tree that was already a century old.Written by
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The story of an entire household enchanted by the promise of sexual liberation found in the spirit of the 'tatarin'.
Tatarin is nothing compared to Nick Joaquin's Summer Solstice. Dina Bonnevie is dull and lifeless, nothing like the original Doña Lupeng, who jumps out of the page with an almost contemptuous sort of passion. Edu Manzano could have been replaced with any other actor who can pull of a gruff, patriarchal frown. Additional story lines are added to make the plot more complex, but only serves to prolong an already tedious movie. Instead of exploring the magic of the Summer Solstice, the film rides on the heaving bosoms of Rica Peralejo and Patricia Javier, Raymond Bagatsing's buttocks, and incessant moaning and groaning of an entire horde of women.
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