Jan 19

Insiang (1976)

Trapped in the slums, Insiang finds living with her disapproving, sharp-tongued mother, Tonya, trying. Tonya, having long ago been abandoned by her husband, takes her bitterness out on those around her. In a fit of anger, she finally throws out her husband’s relatives who have been living with her, but it’s not for the sake of their not bringing in money anymore, which it seems on the surface. She’s making way for her boyfriend, Dado, to move in. Dado, the town bully, is young enough to be her son, and this new living situation becomes the talk of the town. It isn’t long before he forces himself upon Insiang. Tonya is at first outraged but soon takes Dado’s side and blames her daughter for her own rape. Insiang leaves home to seek support and solace from her ardent would-be boyfriend Bebot, but he proves to be another Lothario as well. Forced to return home, Insiang turns this inescapable situation upon itself to exact revenge.

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Mar 19

…Eager for You (1986) Uncut aka …Sabik kasalanan ba?

Ubiquitous Filipino sexfilm actor Estregan sets in motion a sleazy chain of events when he successfully seduces his stepdaughter (Mauricio). While her mother, his wife (Ramirez), is none the wiser the younger daughter (Sumilang) spies on their heated couplings with guilty excitement. Inevitably his attentions turn to this curious virgin. Although at first she resists his affection, it’s only a matter of time before she relents, in surprising hardcore fashion.

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Aug 01

Woman of Breakwater (2003) a.K.a Babae sa Breakwater

Woman_of_Breakwater_2003_POSTERIn a poor village by the Manila Bay breakwater, two brothers, Buboy and Basilio, come to the city to escape from the violence at home. They meet a prostitute named Pakita and become close with her when Basilio treats her wounds. All they want is to lead normal lives, but the town’s leader Dave has knavish interruptions that await them.
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Jan 19

Hibla (2002)

Hibla-2002Isabel (Rica) and Clara (Maui), two childhood friends separated by fate. Isabel is a naive provincial lass who works as an indigenous fabric weaver while Clara is the liberated city girl. Clara has gone wild after her mother runs off with another man. The two meet after years of separation when Clara returns to the barrio to visit her father, Roman (Ricky Davao). But their cultural difference further separates them as Lando (Antonio Aquitania), Isabel’s boyfriend, enters into the picture. Lando, frustrated with Isabel’s conservatism and idealism, turns his attention to Clara, which irked Isabel. Isabel, in turn, seduces Clara’s father. Lando, after knowing the situation, attempted to kill Roman.
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