“Puti” and “Ang Kwento ni Mabuti” shine in CineFilipino

A psychological thriller about a counterfeit painter who figures in a freak car accident that renders him color blind; while recuperating, strange things start to happen to him.

Mabuti accidentally finds a stash of money that could bring an end to her family’s financial problems: is the solution that simple or is it loaded with complications?

I WATCHED NORA AUNOR’S Ang Kwento ni Mabuti for free! It was sold-out in Gateway Cinema, but for a good reason, someone approached me if I wanted to watch the film. Without any hesitation, I responded with a big yes!

Not a surprise, it was sold-out because of students having the film as their school assignment. The film is another victory to our veteran actress, portraying the lead role who happens to be a single mom, taking care of her old-age mother and granddaughters!

The mountainous landscape of Nueva Vizcaya served as the backdrop providing a refreshing-green scenery for the entire film. It was a surprise for me, hearing Nora as she effortlessly delivering her dialogues in Ilocano.

While “Puti” is a must-see film of the festival. This is something extraordinary suspense story. The directing is superb, even the angles of the camera are perfectly set to capture the emotions, motion, props and even colors of the setting. The subtle shades of white and gray make the sets pleasing to the eyes which somehow project a different dimension of our sense of  seeing! Very good acting from the lead cast. Bravo!


~ by reymos on September 20, 2013.

9 Responses to ““Puti” and “Ang Kwento ni Mabuti” shine in CineFilipino”

  1. nice review of AKNM….it’s a beautiful parable indeed!

  2. great to hear positive review of AKNM…lots of positive reviews so i guess it’s really a must movie to watch!

  3. Thanks for the comments. The film won the top prize… having a split win with Huling Cha-cha ni Anita. I suppose to watch the latter few hours ago, but it is sold-out.

  4. Team PUTI is most grateful for your glowing review, Reymos. I took the liberty of posting it on my wall. This year truly feels like the beginning of something great for the Filipino movie industry. For so long independent films have been relegated to the background with but a select few patronizing these amazing films. Looks like “indie” is the new mainstream! Or so we hope. Thank you again.

    • Thanks for visiting my blogsite and for sharing my review. You are right, Pinoys are now appreciating indie films! I do hope that CineFilipino will venture on dvd copies of these feature films.

      • For now a commercial theatre release of some of the movies are in the works, Reymos. Puti being one of them. Praying that it happens and that the theatres patronize our local films with more support. DVD copies will surely be made available after we’ve exhausted all the screening options to include schools, regional and international release. The films of Brilliante Mendoza and now Erik Matti are opening so many doors for us abroad. Salamat muli!

  5. Visit superstarnora.blogspot.com for more nice and positive reviews of Ang Kwento Ni Mabuti. thanks.

    • Thanks for sharing the link. Yes, I visited the site and browsed some of the reviews of Ang Kwento… however, I am not a kind of person to read long, descriptive reviews. I do not have the luxury to read them completely. Nevertheless, at least some of them find the movie really relevant and entertaining.

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