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98 Ratings


Directed by Ishmael Bernal
Philippines, 1982


In the forgotten town of Cupang in the Philippines, a young woman named Elsa announces that she has seen the Virgin Mary — and then demonstrates a new-found ability to heal the sick. Soon the whole village has become the center of international attention.

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Himala Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Awards & Festivals

Chicago International Film Festival

1983 | Winner: Bronze Hugo

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2008 | Winner: Viewers Choice Award - Best Asia-Pacific Film of all Time

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