Thy Womb
Sinapupunan
Philippines, 2012, 100 minutes
Thy Womb Synopsis

A Bajau midwife copes with the irony of her own infertility amid the deprivations of her gypsy community in Tawi-Tawi. A saga of island life stuck between the devil of passion and the deep blue sea of tradition.

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Reviewed by marygracedimala
Watching this film is like watching the calm blue water of the sea with a forceful undercurrent undetected at the surface. Brillante Mendoza's movie is far from his usual style... more
Watching this film is like watching the calm blue water of the sea with a forceful undercurrent undetected at the surface. Brillante Mendoza's movie is far from his usual style of physical and almost brutal realism. In this film he tackles a different kind of volatility in man, waves of emotion that comes crashing in as reality bites. A barren wife seeks for a wife to bear a child for her husband. In the tradition of her people and the whim of the future wife if the match is successful she must leave the home she built with her husband and relinquish her hold as a wife. This is veteran actors' territory as they tackle their characters with ease to hold their emotions in check and let the eyes and almost expressionless face do the talking. This is also a reunion movie for actors Nora Aurnor and Bembol Roco. Their previous team up was in Three Godless Years (Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, 1976)
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Reviewed by sharonmae
La Aunor proves yet time and again why she has been dubbed as Phil. cinema's superstar.  This movie is yet another manifestation of how deftly she can handle roles with... more
La Aunor proves yet time and again why she has been dubbed as Phil. cinema's superstar.  This movie is yet another manifestation of how deftly she can handle roles with ease. Local viewers have seen her metamorphose from teenybopper,singer, actress and onwards to becoming one of the sought-after drama actresses  of Phil. cinema. She doesn't have to speak, her eyes are enough to convey emotions and in this film she also used it to the hilt.  This Mendoza masterpiece takes viewers on a closer look not only of culture but also in appreciation of nature as evidenced by the countless scenic shots of the sea as well as highlighting cultural dances and rituals especially of the Tausug minority group in Tawi-Tawi. Kudos to Burgos for the laudable screenplay, don't miss the chance to watch this, guys! 
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  • Tagged as local Philippine cinema's "Superstar", Nora Aunor gives an intense performance in this film as always!  Lovi Poe is also a star to look out for. 

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