courtesy of KaumanSamaOnline
When was the last time you watched Nora Aunor in an indie movie being fielded to film festivals abroad? I honestly can’t think of any except “Himala” (Miracle) which now belongs to the list of Best Filipino Movies of All Time.
This time around, she has joined hands with Cannes Film Festival Best Director winner Brillante Mendoza for the film “Sinapupunan” (“Thy Womb” is the international title) which has already been selected for competition at the prestigious 69th Venice International Film Festival. On top of that, it will be part of another high-profile event that is Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where it will be shown as part of Contemporary World Cinema. Wikipedia states that this is “…about a Badjao midwife coping with the irony of her own infertility amid the deprivations of her gypsy community in Tawi-Tawi. A saga of island life stuck between the devil of passion and the deep blue sea of tradition.”
Below is an image lifted from a Spanish blog which includes the movie as one of the 10 entries to look forward to in the Venice Filmfest.
Aside from Aunor, “Thy Womb” stars Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe and Mercedes Cabral. Please like its Facebook Fanpage. Let’s all support this movie which is bound to become one of the Philippines’ more important indie movies.