• Adela

    2008. Philippines. Adolfo Alix Jr.. 88 min.

Sunday, October 18, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Adela

    2008. Philippines. Directed by Adolfo Alix Jr.. Screenplay by Alix, Nick Olanka. With Anita Linda, Jason Abalos, Joem Bascon. To celebrate her eightieth birthday, Adela wants nothing more than a meal with her children and family. But as the widow goes about her day preparing and shopping—often stopping to help out her fellow slum-dwellers—the interminable wait for the celebration starts to seem futile. In a stylistic break from today’s characteristically energetic, fast-moving Filipino cinema, Alix trains his camera on veteran Filipino actress Linda in long takes, with profound and moving results. The film is a tribute both to the quiet dignity and indomitable spirit of its titular character, and to the actress whose compelling, poignant performance inflects every scene. In Tagalog; English subtitles. 88 min.

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