Sunday, August 04, 2013

Purok 7 (Carlo Obispo, Cinemalaya 2013 New Breed)

Purok 7 is receiving some buzz from the crowds at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The film featured a pair of siblings left to fend for themselves after their mother went to work abroad. The audiences lapped up the puppy love of a dreamy, dusky Diana to Jeremy.

It could have been a top contender on my recommended list but its uncanny similarity to Magnifico lessened my admiration for the film. Both films show a sibling carrying another sibling on his/her back. The kids are then shown having fun at their respective town's carnival. Both films featured a person with disability that hinders speech. And, the two films highlight the innate goodness of neighbors.

There's also a problem with the way the OFW incident was introduced. Isn't it that family members should be the first ones to receive news on such grave matter?

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