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  • Women Of Malolos

    Women Of Malolos

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    ...Whatever the case, the film persists in finding itself as an afterthought not because the history itself is uninteresting, but it is structurally framed to be something strictly educational and not something that taps into the audience. Even as the film closes with this coda that tries to show how the female struggle persists today, one can only keep wondering how much of it could be actively remembered, as opposed to a passive afterthought. After all, education, especially one that…

  • Tanabata's Wife

    Tanabata's Wife

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    Beyond family and ethnicity, β€œTanabata’s Wife” is a delicate attempt to find human nature in the flawed complexities of two vastly different characters. The steps taken to translate the text into film aren’t perfect, but through its coexistence of flawed humans and the frictional marriage of their cultures, the film gracefully illustrates a narrative barely discussed and expressed in Philippine cinema.

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