1hr 50min CAST: Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler DIRECTOR: Brillante Mendoza SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Davao City, Philippines
Ma' Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of narcotics on the side. One day, they get arrested. Rosa and her children are ready to do anything to buy her freedom from the corrupt police.
A compelling lesson in modern-day morality, but it cleverly never judges any of its characters in the process.Lisa Giles-Keddie, HeyUGuys
Electrifying... A deeply sympathetic portrait of a woman navigating the rules of her unfair world as best she can...MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher