For Your Consideration [Philippines]
Director/Writer Dante Nico Garcia In Person
Sunday, January 18, 4:30
After being abandoned by her true love Tomas, Ploning, a woman known for her remarkable beauty, has spent the last fifteen years selflessly devoted to acting as dutiful daughter, devoted sister and surrogate mother to the people of her village: a woman so important that the town barely notices the absence of rain because of her presence. The quaint existence of the island is disrupted when a stranger arrives in search of the mysterious Ploning, but no one is prepared for the secrets that had been kept all these years. Shot on location on the picturesque island of Cuyo, Palawan, Ploning
features Filipino star Judy Ann Santos
in the title role. In Cuyonon and Filipino with English subtitles. (Philippines) 106 mins.Co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media.
Part of the For Your Consideration program.
Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Jan 18 2009