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Heremias (Unang aklat: Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak)

Lav Diaz ফিলিপাইন, 2006

Levi Miah's rating of the film Heremias (Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess)

Heremias takes himself on a journey to find solitude (the only desire he seems to truly have) only to be confronted repeatedly with the cruelty of not only the corrupt Filipino society - but of the nature of man and nature itself. Heremias' trusty cow pulls him, excrutiatingly over hours, through severe tyhpoons. Eventually and selflessly, Heremias drags himself through the mud for Helena. But it's slightly too long.