Shadows of women crawling in the woods at night. A dark fantasy by Filipino maestro.
|Director||Adolfo Alix Jr.|
|Cast||Solenn Heussaff, Benjamin Alves, Gina Alajar|
1900, colonial Philippines under the oppression of Spanish tyranny. A pregnant woman accused of insanity is left in the woods by men under a priest's order. The new born girl is raised by the spirits of the woods, and one day falls in love with a man from the town. However, the man had a family. Betrayed, the girl leaves the woods, seeking revenge in deep despair. The bizarreness of the woman in the woods contrasted with the high-class man living in town. One of the most prolific directors of modern Filipino film, appraised by many international film festivals including Cannes and Toronto depicts powerfully the history of the country through a cruel allegory of a man and woman.
Born in 1978. He started as a screenwriter for films and television. His first film DONSOL (2006) was the Philippines’ official submission to the Best Foreign Language film category of the Academy Awards. Since then, he has become one of the most promising young filmmakers from the Philippines. His subsequent films were screened in various international film festivals including Cannes, Toronto and Rotterdam. Alix has been recently listed by The Hollywood Reporter in its “Next Generation Asia 2010”.