Director: Gregorio Fernandez
Language: Filipino; English subtitles
Runtime: 101 min
Later reunited by Mike De Leon for Kisapmata, Vic Silayan and Charito Solis star in this melodrama made at the height of their studio-era careers, with Solis playing the long-suffering daughter of a raging alcoholic (the award-winning Rebecca del Rio), who sacrifices everything for her five brothers. Miraculously, Malvarosa has survived all these years, a prestige picture produced by Mike De Leon’s father, Manuel, for LVN and based on a komiks serial by Clodualdo del Mundo, the father of screenwriter Doy del Mundo (Manila in the Claws of Light, Itim, Bayaning 3rd World).
Please note: little survives of the film library of LVN studios, and what does survive is generally in poor condition. We nonetheless present these rare films so that Singaporean audiences can experience them for the first time.
This screening is part of Retrospective: Mike De Leon. For the full programme, please click here.
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