• 2011
  • Philippines
  • 1h 40min
  • 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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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…

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