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WOMEN OF THE WEEPING RIVER

Satra, a widow, is caught in an escalating blood feud stretching back generations. She initially seeks vengeance for the death of her husband, but finds herself being convinced by Farida to leave the land after the death of her only child. Beyond the will of her family, she secretly meets up with the matriarch of the rival clan to seek possible reconciliation.

LABS: Sundance Institute, Ties That Bind

DEVELOPMENT GRANTS: Huber Bals Fund, Asian Cinema Fund, Sundance Institute (Duris Dorke) & APSA NETPAC Development Prize

PROJECT MARKET: Asian Project Market, Sorfond Pitching Forum 

AWARDS/ FESTIVALS

 

Best Film – Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festibal 2017 Best Director – War on Screen International Film Festival, France 2017

Best Actress - ASEAN – China Film Festival 2017

Best film, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Best Editing, Supporting Actress – Gawad Urian 2017 (Philippine Critics Award)

 

Best film, Actress, Supporting Actor - Qcinema International Film Festival 2016

Best film, Actress, Editing - Young Critics Award 2017

The film won several local and international awards and is being heralded by the Philippine’s National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as one of the top 12 iconic films of the decade. CNN Philippines also picked the film as one of the top 25 greatest films of the decade.

CREDIT

 

Director:​ Sheron Dayoc

Screenplay: Sheron Dayoc 

Producer: Sheron Dayoc (Philippines)

Executive Producer:  Nando Ortigas & Eduardo Rocha 

Co-Producer:  Karim Aitouna & Thomas Micoulet (France), Vincent Nebrida (TBA)

Cinematography: Rommel Sales 

Production Design: Harley Alcasid 

Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad 

Sound: Imman Verona & Mike Idioma 

Music: Kit Mendoza 

 

CAST: Laila Ulao, Sharifa Pearlsia P. Ali-Dans

 

 

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