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Thy Womb

2012

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  • More upsetting than the unexpected bursts of violence that interrupt Thy Womb is Shaleha's calm acceptance of her own degradation... The film's sense of hope is strengthened by Nora Aunor's extraordinary performance as Shaleha, which is as emotional and unpredictable as Mendoza's images.

  • Mendoza proves himself adept at providing a detailed portrait of his protagonists and their customs, and also of the desultory violence that permeates their native life. Inherently political, his films cushion their cynicism through striking cinematography or, alternately, through their use of violence that approaches a level of gratuitousness that makes it almost unbelievable.

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