Tag Archives: Filipino
Hubad sa ilalim ng buwan / Naked Under the Moon (1999) Lav Diaz, Klaudia Koronel, Joel Torre, Elizabeth Oropesa, Drama
Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.
A Filipino-American boxer on a pleasure trip, a prostitute on a mission, a local drug dealer experimenting with time travel, and a social climber all cross paths in Cebu, the beautiful Philippine southern island, in this deliriously imagined occult superhero movie.
Scorpio Nights (1985) Peque Gallaga, Orestes Ojeda, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Daniel Fernando, Drama, Romance
In a crowded, multi-appartment house, a young student peeps on his neighbours making love and subsequently develops a steamy affair with the neighbour’s wife. The affair slowly becomes an obsession and spins out of control.
Trapped in the slums, Insiang finds living with her disapproving, sharp-tongued mother, Tonya, trying. Tonya, having long ago been abandoned by her husband, takes her bitterness out on those around her. In a fit of anger, she finally throws out her husband’s relatives who have been living with her, but it’s not for the sake of their not bringing in money anymore, which it seems on the surface. She’s making way for her boyfriend, Dado, to move in. Dado, the town bully, is young enough to be her son, and this new living situation becomes the talk of the town. It isn’t long before he forces himself upon Insiang. Tonya is at first outraged but soon takes Dado’s side and blames her daughter for her own rape. Insiang leaves home to seek support and solace from her ardent would-be boyfriend Bebot, but he proves to be another Lothario as well. Forced to return home, Insiang turns this inescapable situation upon itself to exact revenge.
In the “Day” segment, Piolo Pacual portrays the role of William, a drug addict who tries to rebuild his sense of self and reconnect with the people around him. For the “Night” segment, Pascual portrays the role of Philip, who works as a bodyguard for a mayor’s son. The bodyguard believes that his boss considers him as part of the family but after a shooting incident, he realizes his real worth to his boss. As he struggles to hide, he is slowly consumed by the claws of darkness lurking the city.
When plain orphan Elsa (Nora Aunor) begins having visions of the Virgin Mary, the rest of the residents of her isolated village find themselves questioning their own beliefs and values. Soon, Elsa is healing people with a variety of ailments. As word of this phenomenon spreads, tourists, pilgrims, patients and a documentary filmmaker all arrive on a quest to partake in the miracle. This drama from the Philippines is based on real events.