Thursday, August 17, 2006

Review: Kubrador

The Philippine film Kubrador has been winning international awards for both the film itself and its lead actress, Gina Pareño. It is beyond any doubt a well crafted film, with a fine ensemble and a simple, significant storyline. Pareño in particular deserves a lot of praise for her exceptional work; there is no trace of falsehood or exaggeration in her acting, which seems effortless. But the camerawork, while mostly well executed, could at times be dizzying, and the ending sequence, while strong, can leave the audience unsatisfied (as I was). Still, overall, the film and Pareño deserve every accolade, and here's hoping for more. Grade: B+

FYC: Gina Pareño - Best Actress

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