Nunal sa Tubig (A Speck in the Water) (1976) | Asian Restored Classics 2019

  • September 1, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Ishmael Bernal
Runtime: 118 minutes
Country: Philippines
Language: Filipino, Tagalog, Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Some nudity and disturbing scenes)
Restored Version

“Our island is a speck in the water, a mole on the feet of a divine being.” According to Filipino superstition, a mole on one’s feet denotes aimless wandering without end. Such is the fate of characters in this mysterious drama. Pollution threatens a fishing village, with some already leaving for work elsewhere. Yet, the affairs of Jamin and his lovers suggest their complicity in nature’s ceaseless defiance of spiritual striving. Jamin ferries villagers into town for work, with regular Chedent being his lover. Chedeng, a midwife-in-trining, is unawre that her friend Maria is Jamin’s other lover. When Maria becomes pregnant, she ends up as Chedeng’s first patient. Thus ensues a tragic situation that proves disastrous for all