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by Heinrich Domingo
For so long, many have attempted to present the exuding beauty of the Cordillera Mountains. There have been films which captured the heart of Igorot culture but none has succeeded to showcase the place’s visual magnificence more than Above the Clouds. It was breathtaking. Beyond words. The film’s cinematography is a masterpiece. But the pretty images alone cannot fill in the absence of a good storyline. Unimpressive acting, awkward script, and shallow storyline dug deep a void that cannot be undone by a visual feast.