Rita is named after a famous American movie star whom her late, former actress grandmother once adored. She lives in one of Manila’s oldest districts with her mother and aunt. Years later, she is still the same girl enamoured with television, now tending to her aunt’s stall selling pirated DVDs.
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280 min. of artshack indulgence at our expense. Kill your darlings, Raya. Evokes the tedium a low-level forensics investigator or dispassionate amnesiac might feel, forced to sit through hours of home movie footage looking for reasons to care... Exciting in that you never know when you’ll next be blinded by night shots of oncoming traffic. Improves as Rita gets older, but that's not till 2-3 hrs in... Not worth it.
Is it really necessary to programme 280-minute-long Filippino films for which you have one review???? When did you last programme a German/Austrian/Swedish/Danish/English/Spanish/Irish/Hollywood movie on Spanish MUBI? I feel like I'm trapped in some sort of nightmare here....