This is a war crime
This was pretentious as fuck. The type of film that jerks itself off for 3hrs to convey a message that could be easily illustrated in a much better film.
Honestly reading the top reviews for this gives me hay fever Jesus. I love Japanese New Wave, I loved Funeral Parade of Roses (which one could argue is a similar film), but this was just a ball of nonsense that masquerades as intellectual gold. Better films have been made that illustrate…
Sundance Film Festival Film #2
Leonor Will Never Die (2022)
Dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar (Philippines)
This film is an absolute triumph.
When I heard there would finally be Filipino film screening in Sundance after almost 20 years, I had immediately assumed that it would probably be a poverty porn piece that sympathetic westerners would eat up. How wrong I was.
As trite and corny as it might sound, this film really is a love letter to Filipino cinema. It wears…