Dir. Raya Martin. 2008, 280 mins. Dir. Raya Martin. Digital projection. In Filipino/Tagalog with English subtitles. With Ness Roque, Adriana Agcaoili.The coming-of-age of young Rita—named after Rita Hayworth by her actress grandmother—is recounted in long scenes of daily life suggestive of home movies, with the film’s two halves divided by excerpts from a 1939 Filipino melodrama. This movie about self-discovery through cinema is described by Martin as being “about everyone’s efforts to make sense of their own pasts.”
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