PC. From Philippines, historically a politically and economically tormented territory, another filmmaker that emerges as if there was there an inexhaustible reservoir out of an ark of probabilities. A melodrama that's neither obvious nor manichean, complex in its ideological implications and courageous in its dramaturgical determination, with an impressive level of cinematic correspondence.
A couple of Facebookers "love" this film so much that they ruin the MUBI Forum Users' Top 20 List, flooding it with random votes. And yet they can't be bothered to post reviews for it or even create a thread about it here. Wonderful.
Explicit story on the complexities of human compassion in an oppressive, unjust exercise of power affecting intricately the lives (characters) involved in the story. Worth watching with the three best actors; Bembol Roco, Christopher de Leon and Ms. NORA AUNOR of the Phillippines on their greatest portrayals, respectively.