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3.9
394 Ratings

Grandmother

Lola

Directed by Brillante Mendoza
Philippines, 2009
Drama
  • Tagalog
  • English

Synopsis

Two elderly matriarchs bear the consequences of a crime involving their grandsons: one is murdered, the other is the suspect.

Our take

The Filipino new wave is responsible for some of the peaks of contemporary cinema and Brillante Mendoza remains one of its foremost talents. Mendoza is the movement’s classically minded social realist, and with Grandmother he creates a powerful portrait of the struggle of women in modern Manila.

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2009

Tribeca Film Festival

2010

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2010

Sydney Film Festival

2010

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