“Liway” opens in theaters this week. You should watch it.
Taking a quick second to champion “Liway“, a film that, though I’ve found difficult to love without inhibitions, is something that every Filipino must watch today. It’s currently showing in theaters, and I’m vying for your support of it, especially during the first days of its playdate through this weekend.
The most fascinating thing about Liway is its own conception. Kip Oebanda, the film’s director, dramatizes events from his childhood as chronicled by his mother, Kumander Liway (Glaiza De Castro). And though the film is uneven in parts and far from perfect as a whole, it unfolds with such deeply felt resonance that it becomes easy to forego its flaws. Truth be told, there are less pedagogic films about Martial Law than it, but few are also as impassioned.