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Feminist Film Classics

Marilou DIAZ-ABAYA

  • Philippines
  • 1982
  • 141min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

A story of four women: a promiscuous wanderer Joy, an inept singer Catty, an expectant mother Marithes, and Sylvia who is hopelessly devoted to her homosexual ex-husband. Being courageous and sometimes self-effacing in their desires for finding their own success and even love, they have each struggled to improve their lot in spite of the many obstacles they face. In a quiet way, through the intermingled lives of these four females, the film brings us back to the time when the Philippines was torn by complex problems such as dictatorship, homosexuality, prostitution, and abortion. Malilu Diaz-Abaya, who has made films about the female problems like assault and rape, is talking about the courage, self-respect, and sisterhood of Filipino women in the quiet and heartwarming way. [Lim Sung-min]

schedule

Code Theater Time Event Rate/Sub
011 Himalaya-Nepal Cinema 2018-06-01  15:00     
072 Himalaya-Nepal Cinema 2018-06-03  20:30     

Director

  • Marilou DIAZ-ABAYAMarilou DIAZ-ABAYA

    Marilou DIAZ was born on March 30, 1955 in Quezon City, Metro Manila. She graduated at from Assumption College in Makati with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in 1976. She also studied at the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California and completed the Film Course at the London International Film School in 1978. She married Manolo ABAYA, a cinematographer and an educator. She is the strongest female talent to emerge in Philippine cinema.

Credit

  • ProducerJessie EJERCITO
  • Cast Lorna TOLENTINO, Sandy ANDOLONG, Anna MARIN
  • Screenwriter Ricardo LEE
  • Cinematography Manolo ABAYA
  • Editor Manolo ABAYA, Mark TUTANES
  • Music George CANSECO
  • Sound Amang SANCHEZ