2016, Ang Maangas Ang Marikit at Ang Makata, cinemalaya, feminist, Ibarra Guballa, independent film, Martika Escobar, Movie review, philippines, Sari Estrada, Western genre
By Heinrich Domingo
In an old barrio, a Filipina dreams of becoming a dancer. But, her brooding chieftain father forbids her to do so. She found hope when a macho gunman visited their place and promised her a new future. This complicates her situation as a poet suitor also wants to pursue her. Beneath the intricate production value of this short film, we see a faint hint of feminist critique on the once-prevailing Western genre.