Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank made news a few weeks ago as it swept the major awards at the 2011 Cinemalaya film festival. As it got a much-deserved commercial release, it’s time to ask: does it really deserve the acclaim? I and my mom went out to watch this film, and yes, you have to watch it. Here’s why:
- Eugene Domingo. From her numerous portrayals of Mila to her demonstration of the three kinds of acting, Domingo delivers. She truly deserves this award, especially since Kean Cipriano’s and JM de Guzman’s acting and dialogue (see last bullet point) were not as polished at the start of the film. Looking forward to seeing her in more roles, and for a change, something really really serious. A drama perhaps?
- The premise. Finally, a film that lampoons the amount of poverty porn present in the indie scene! The film’s protagonists include two well-to-do filmmakers (after all, if you’re poor,youwon’thave