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Philippine filmmaker Raya Martin directed this stylish and stylized study of a pivotal moment in his nation's history. In 1898, in the wake of the Spanish-American War, the United States took control of the Philippines, only months after American representatives had declared the islands would maintain their newly won independence. Rather than cooperate with the occupying forces, a woman (Tetchie Agbayani) and her son (Sid Lucero) flee to the mountains, hoping to live in freedom away from civilization. In time, they're joined by a young woman (Alessandra de Rossi) who is running away… More

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"Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin confuses broad scope with great depth in his alternate-history fable."
‑ Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
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