Messina, an outcast and failed fortuneteller returns to her hometown to save her daughter Claire from a syndicate that aims to exploit her gift of fortune telling. When Messina returns, she... See full summary »
Glaiza de Castro,
A group of teenagers is having a vacation in a remote coastal town in a far-away province only to be murdered one by one by a mysterious psychotic killer. They must unravel the real killer before all of them will be murdered.
Joseph (Raymart Santiago) is a young doctor who returned to his hometown in the Mountain Province to bury his father, an Ifugao chieftain, who was killed during a tribal dispute. While ... See full synopsis »
Fidel is a "closet" gay and Julie is a flaming "queen," but they are bosom buddies. Fidel has been paying for the education of young Efren, but is unable to confess his love for him--until ... See full summary »
Ma' Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small ... See full summary »
A Filipino poet named Benjamin Agusan (Roeder Camanag) is the hapless native who returns to his hometown Padang to witness the aftermath of the super typhoon. For the past seven years, ... See full summary »
They are two women in love with one man. One is the wife, the other is the mistress. And between them, the man whose love and time they share. But even the most discreet of affairs can be ... See full summary »
Danny L. Zialcita
Some of the country's finest actors joined the fun in this witty and total hilarious look into the sex lives of lower middle class women who were old and single, separated, widowed, grass widowed, fooling around and everything else.
Maryo J. de los Reyes
Benggot Pe Benito,
I had high expectation for this movie but 30 minutes after, I wanted to fast forward. It's not that I don't like long Lav Diaz movies, I was totally entertained with Norte; but I found Horacia, perhaps uninteresting. Perhaps I have a bias with Santos-Concio, a bigwig in TV in the Philippines, and I have trouble believing in her portrayal as a wronged woman.
Having seen the ad also didn't help, all the highlights of the movie is in the 1 minute ad, the rest of the movie is just long takes of street view, night view, church view, etc. That's ok except, it has little to do forwarding the story. I also frown upon black and white movies that are too grainy, I wanted to turn on the sharp button.
So see this if you are a Lav Diaz fan or if you have 3 hours to spare. Otherwise, you are better off with Norte.
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