Ma’Rosa – Dir Brillante Ma Mendoza

Cast: Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Andi Eigenmann, Felix Roco, Jomari Angeles, Inna Tuason

Life in Manila is hard. Harder for some than others.  Rosa does the best she can to keep her family afloat, and yes, selling crack is one of the things she does. Everyone in the neighborhood seems to respect her, but when someone rats her out, everything comes crashing down.

This is just a little snapshot of life in Manila.  Jaclyn Jose won best actress at Cannes for this role.  Interesting and compelling film.  Not sure I’ll be visiting the Phillipines any time soon.

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