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Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro is considered to be one of the most influential proponents in the struggle against Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines during the late nineteenth century. Today, he is still celebrated as the father of the Philippine Revolution. Director Lav Diaz examines this myth and undertakes another expedition into the eventful history of his native land. The film’s various loosely interwoven narrative threads are held together by an exploration of the role of the individual in history and their involvement in political and social developments. Bonifacio’s widow is searching for her husband’s missing dead body; as she and her followers stumble deeper into the jungle, they become entangled in the dense thicket of their own guilt and responsibility. The Spanish governor tries to play off the various rebel factions and their utopian visions against each other. At the same time, a badly wounded companion of Bonifacio reflects upon the victims a revolution inevitably creates. The film’s high-contrast black-and-white photography makes the journey into the past abstract. Mythology, facts and a vibrant sense of history merge. (synopsis from Ten17P Youtube page)
DIRECTOR: Lav Diaz
CAST: Piolo Pascual | John Lloyd Cruz | Hazel Orencio | Alessandra de Rossi | Bernardo Bernardo | Joel Saracho | Susan Africa | Cherie Gil | Angel Aquino | Sid Lucero | Ely Buendia | Bart Guingona | Menggie Cobarrubias | Ronnie Lazaro | Karenina Haniel | Paul Jake PAule | Matt Daclan | Sheen Gener | Sigrid Anfrea Bernardo | Earl Ignacio | Kristine Kintana | Noel Sto. Domingo | Moira Lang | Melo Esguerra | Bianca Balbuena | Kuya Manzano | Tenefrancia