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by Heinrich Domingo

A folk lady’s house is frequented by women. Her old and dingy house reeks of foulness – a secret that none would wish to have smelled.


Disgust can invoke the deepest of emotions. Like sex and violence, its inclusion in the film can bring more audience. Its only problem is that it desensitizes the viewing crowd until they reach the point when the unusual becomes usual.

In the case of Sanctissima, its makers push theirs and their crowd’s limit in defining disgust. It surely was selling. Initially. But as more films do the same, its effectiveness would be lost.

It is apparent that the filmmakers wish to capitalize on the senses of the audience. Through repulsion, they ironically attracted more viewers. Yet, beyond repugnance, one can see nothing but a church’s anti-abortion campaign.


Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐



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