Philippine New Wave / UK premiere

Niño

  • Loy Arcenas /
  • Philippines /
  • 2011 /
  • 100 mins

Fides Cuyugan Asensio, Arthur Acuña, Shamaine Centenera Buencamino, Jhiz Deocareza, Raquel Villavicencio, Tony Mabesa, Diana Malahay, Joaquin Valdes / Fiction / Filipino

A witty and incisive portrait of an aristocratic Philippine family in decline. The elderly family patriarch is ill, and his daughter wants to sell the house, to the alarm of his sister, Celia, a former opera star, who had been looking forward to spending her last years peacefully among her memories of the past. Celia pins her hopes for a miracle on her young grandson, whom she dresses up as the Santo Niño (holy child).

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