i’m going to name my kids nida and charito in the same way that leonor named her kids ronwaldo and rudie 🤭
- Posting this on 09/11, but I watched this last 09/02, when FDCP screened a never-before-seen 4K restoration of the film.
- Prior to the restoration, the only available copies of the movie were in extremely poor condition. Take it from someone who regularly watches Filipino movies in -144p quality: I couldn't even follow the story. So to say that the 4K restoration was a revelation is no understatement. It was so crisp, the contrasts stark and the images sharp.…
"Ah, but this country has a poor memory, ninong."
I'm surprised to say that I was enamoured by this film. Shot like a 40s Hollywood production, with all the melodrama, over the top dialogue, gorgeous cinematography, a grand score, and the occasional hammy performance. This film painted a picture of a time I had never known, but one so familiar. I have never felt more touched.
I especially adored the performances of Conrad Parham as Tony and Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana as…