Saturday, September 5, 2009

Must Watch : Baler

One of the best Filipino period films i've ever seen, Baler is based on the historical event that happened in Baler during the Spanish occupation. The event now known as the Seige of Baler was a battle between the Filipino Revolutionists and 50 Spanish soldiers who made the church in Baler into a fort. The movie, based on a true story, is about the forbidden love story of Celso (a Mestizo soldier, played by Jericho Rosales) and Felisa (a Filipino girl, daughter of one of the officials of the Filipino Revolutionists. Story-wise, i couldn't say more except that "Love is difficult in time of war.(Lope, played by Mark Bautista)."

The film is an entry to the famous Metro Manila Film Festival in 2008 and of course with its brilliant acting showcase and amazing cinematography, it bagged a lot of awards.

I'm so amazed and proud of this movie. I hope there would be more Filipino movies as beautiful or even more beautiful than this. It's really something to be proud of.

Here's the trailer :

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