“Liway” unveils new trailer, opens in theaters October 10th
“Minsan, ang batas ay walang hustisya. Minsan, ang sistema ay mapang-api.” (“Sometimes, the law is unjust. Sometimes, the system is abusive.”)
Those lines come from “Liway”, a Martial Law drama directed by Kip Oebanda (“Nay,” “Bar Boys”) is absolutely worth seeing based solely on how it was made and that it had been made, to begin with. It stars Glaiza De Castro as the eponymous revolutionist and follows the lives of her fellow captives in a detainment facility during Marcos’ regime.
The film first made its run at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival, where it earned the Special Commendation from the Festival Jury. I saw it earlier this year and reported: “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 [“Liway”], but few are also as impassioned.”
Written and directed by Kip Oebanda, “Liway” opens across Philippine theaters on October 10th. It stars Dominic Rocco, Soliman Cruz, and Khalil Ramos. Introducing Kenken Nuyad.