Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe

Have you ever watched a local film where as the credits roll and the lights turn on you sit on your chair dumbfounded? Your brain going on overdrive, trying to process what just transpired on screen? That what you had just viewed was a rarity in Philippine cinema - an intelligent and thought-provoking film?



Alfred Yapan's Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe (The Rapture of Fe), a finalist in this year's Cinemalaya Film Festival, is one of these rarities. It is the story of Fe, brilliantly played by Irma Adlawan, and the men in her life - an abusive husband, an ex-flame, and a secret admirer. The last few minutes of the film is simply terrific and would most probably require repeat viewing or a heated but fun discussion with whoever you went to the movie with.


The film will be in competition this week at the Cairo International Film Festival and at the Bahamas International Film Festival in December. It has also been included in the lineup at the Chicago International Film Festival and the New Delhi's Osian's Cinefan Film Festival.


As luck would have it, the film will have its commercial run in select theatres starting today, most notably at the Robinson's Galleria and Robinson's Place Ermita.

Go watch!

26 comments:

engel said...

looks interesting. and i like irma adlawan.

xtian1978ii said...

I was there in PICC during the festival but fail to watch the flick. I congratulated Irma though when we bump into each other

prinsesamusang said...

parang napakaganda ah sa pagkakadescribe mo. tama ka - rare nga yung mga ganito pag local LOL

Raft3r said...

interesting title
hmmm....

len said...

I heard a lot of rave reviews about this indie film. :p

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

i would love to watch that. yeah, i remember this from cinemalaya.

Jaypee of enjayneer.com said...

bumabandera and mga indie films ngayon ano..

Sonia said...

was this the one you told me about, C.? Well done! Bravo

atticus said...

wow. i'm so glad our movies are improving. go indie filmmakers!

Andy said...

I felt really bad when this film didn't win Best Film at Cinemalaya. Sana maski Best Director man lang nanalo sila, but no, Astig won Best Director. Bitter ba? Eheh.

Lawstude said...

mukha nga maganda kasi kakaiba. :)

Random Student said...

Mmmm kakaiba ah. no macho dancers. no police brutality. si fe lang at mga lalaki sa buhay n'ya. domestic. mas mahirap kayang gumawa ng ganyan kaysa yung may shock value.

r u s s said...

Irma Adlawan is an effective and versatile actress. I hope these films are also shown in Ayala Cinemas, Rob is a bit far from my place.

The Scud said...

engel, nanood ka ba? nanalo ito ng best film sa cairo. astig.

The Scud said...

xtian, ano pinanood mo sa cinemalaya?

The Scud said...

prinsesamusang, salamat. :D

The Scud said...

len, pinanood mo ba?

The Scud said...

jerick, dami kasi magandang entries sa cinemalaya except astig. walang kwenta yun.

The Scud said...

raft34, interesting tlg. pero hindi yan bold. hehe.

The Scud said...

jaypee, tama ka. yung matitinong indies lang naman.

The Scud said...

sonia, yep. thanks! sama meron pa iba. ego-booster. :D

The Scud said...

atticus, go indie nga. :D

The Scud said...

andy, binigyan naman ng jury prize. walang kwenta tlg yung astig.

The Scud said...

lawstude, kaiba ang pelikula. cerebral.

The Scud said...

random student, sana gumawa pa sila ng ganitong pelikula.

The Scud said...

russ, robinson's lang ang nagpapalabas ng indies. lipat ka na lang ng tirahan malapit sa rob. haha.