Ways of the Sea
aka Halaw Screened in October 2011
Director: Sheron Dayoc. Cast: John Arcilla, Arnalyn Ismael, Aljimar Hajijol, Maria Isabel Lopez, Ross-Ann Dalkis, Anelyn Carino, Justies Love Matchon,
Nursiya Darangina, Edgardo Sumicad Jr., Randy Arnodia, Reden Silven, Joel Bustamante, Fharwis Amil, Amman Sahi, Nasri Tawasil. Screenplay: Sheron Dayoc. Twitter Capsule:
Unhurried, affecting migrant drama. Could use more shaping but atmosphere, long takes amply distinguish it.
I've never seen this area of the Philippines explored, with its religious and cultural heteroglossia. More assured than inventive, I suppose, but rigorous and focused.