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MY REVIEW
Reviewed by sharonmae PH / Joined sharonmae 2016
The House by the Bamboo Grove
The House by the Bamboo Grove
The House by the Bamboo Grove
Philippines, 2015, 83 minutes Drama, Asian, Fantasy
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06.09.16
Touted as a small film with big ambitions, this movie is peculiarly endearing and genuine in its own way. The lead character is Michelle, played by Mercedes Cabral, a renowned Filipina indie actress but the film's focal point is the house, her house, located by the bamboo grove. Michelle has a deeply-ingrained fondness for her house and the lingering shots of the house, beetles, the stream and the area surrounding it all connotes permanence, ecological harmony and attunement with nature.  In a way, the film also invites viewers to ponder on the message of permanence and staying put in one's country at a time of massive migration. Yet another masterpiece from up and coming director Alvin Yapan. 
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