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Niño

Niño
  • 2011
  • Philippines
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Loy Arcenas
  • Cast: Fides Cuyugan Asensio, Arthur Acuña, Shamaine Centenera Buencamino, Jhiz Deocareza, Raquel Villavicencio, Tony Mabesa, Diana Malahay, Joaquin Valdes
  • Language: Filipino

When Gaspar, the elderly patriarch of an aristocratic Philippene family, is hospitalised following a heart attack, his only daughter Raquel returns from self-imposed exile in America and announces she intends to sell the ancestral home. Dramatically impressive, Niño combines graceful cinematography with a minimalist score and meticulous editing.

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Niño

26 Jun 20124 stars

Idiosyncratic Philippine drama about an aristocratic family in decline

This portrait of an aristocratic Philippine family in decline combines the weighty thematic concerns of Chekhov with the heightened melodramatic performance style of daytime television soap operas. When Gaspar, the elderly family patriarch and former…

Philippine New Wave

21 Jun 2012

A closer look at the spirited, ambitious and brilliantly diverse films emerging from the Philippines

The largest of several new sections introduced into the EIFF programme this year by new artistic director Chris Fujiwara, Philippine New Wave also looks like being by far the most exciting. Aside from their country of origin, what the 11 features (and…

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