In this metaphoric story of violence and resilience from director Alvin Yapan, Fe (Irma Adlawan) returns home to the Philippines after several years of working overseas, her job a victim of global economic shifts. Fe is initially greeted with affection by her husband Dante (Nonie Buencamino), but he has a long history of domestic violence fueled by rage and long-term impotence, and Fe quickly discovers her time away has not changed him. Dante works in a factory making baskets, and Fe soon joins him there; she becomes the lover of Arturo (T.J. Trinidad), the man who manages the basket company, but while Arturo treats her well, he's still under the thumb of his father who owns the factory. Meanwhile, an unknown admirer sends her parcels of strange black fruit on a regular basis. Torn between two men who cannot give her what she needs and wants, Fe's frustration leads to take desperate steps to establish her independence.
Wayne M (de) wrote: This acclaimed Belgian film is emotionally effective and strikingly honest, although a little uneven and at times heavy handed. A blend of bluegrass and melodrama manages to mostly work thanks to a gritty realism and superb performances. The story of wild love and tragic circumstances is told in a series of flashbacks that will hit you hard and make you think.
Nadine M (es) wrote: super fake and now they have that crappy MTV show
Borhan K (fr) wrote: At Middleton a secret gem of a movie. A romantic comedy with real heart and tackling a sensitive subject with real care and love.All based around a mother and father in loveless marriages and bringing their kids to colleague open days to check out what all the fuss is about and while at the open day they find that the parents have more in common and find a real affection for each other.All though the movie is not suitable for the kiddies due to the subject matter the movie is good.The whole movie revolves around the university and we watch the parents dodge their kids to keep their day long romance going as long as they can.This movie shows you that you do not need a huge Hollywood budget if you have a good story and something that a decent set of actors can perform the movie will be awesome.I recommend it.
Austin G (fr) wrote: Buried offers a serious amount of tension and claustrophobia; a thrill ride til the very end. And what a weird end-credits scene.
John M (gb) wrote: Svankmajer's brilliance here extends beyond his usual parade of stop-motion animated grotesqueries, into equally grotesque tableaus with live actors. Disturbing and not for everyone, but undeniably imaginative and artful.
Jeremy C (us) wrote: It's definitely pretty.
Evan K (kr) wrote: Fun documentary full of hip music and awesome voice over work.
Jan B (it) wrote: Adam Budd recommends
Tom R (jp) wrote: I guess Wes was short of money when he first read the script for this.