Photo courtesy from Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank Part 2 Official Facebook Page
Metro Manila Film Festival marked its 42nd year and as a tradition, I did not let the holidays pass without watching the entries.
“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: #foreverisnotenough” was partnered with a short film “Manila Scream”. The latter focused on “The Scream” painting by Edvard Munch being copied by the character through facial expressions and body gestures. I recognized the painting since I already saw it in one of the art fairs that I went to. With regard to the acting, all are natural. The street kids acted like there’s no camera filming. Undoubtedly, they got the Special Jury Prize during the MMFF 2016 Awards Night. Congrats!
Photo courtesy from http://www.edvardmunch.org
Now, let’s talk about Septic Tank 2. The movie within the movie started in Baguio. It is about the crumbling marriage of Romina and Cesar, in which Direk Rainier (Kean Cipriano) thought of shooting the film in the damaged and polluted areas of the city to correlate with the characters’ marriage. A perfect metaphor. Moreover, the two would go back to these places where their relationship flourished.