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All the movies from Far East at the Venice Film Festival
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All the movies from Far East at the Venice Film Festival

The 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival will start within a few days. After the break, all the movies from the Far East were presented at the kermesse: images, trailers, and more.

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SINAPUPUNAN - THY WOMB
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SINAPUPUNAN – THY WOMB

Shaleha Sarail hails from a water-village in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi. The province is a seaweed-producing area in the southernmost part of the Philippines down to the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelagos.

BRILLANTE MENDOZA – SINAPUPUNAN (THY WOMB)
Philippines, 100′
Nora Aunor, Bembol Rocco
A woman of mature years, experiencing a 3rd miscarriage, Shaleha agonizes that she can’t bear a child. Though an adoptive parent to her nephew, she still feels that her husband Bangas An desires to be a father. To fulfill her husband’s only wish and to be blessed by Allah as having a child is tangible proof of divine grace, Shaleha decides to march to a different drummer. Her resolve is to find a new partner for her husband. Night and day, she and her husband sail island, floating-village, and nearby communities in search of a fertile woman. Providentially, Shaleha finds the girl as recommended by friends. But on the eve of her husband’s second marriage to Mersila, gnawing jealousy consumes Shaleha.

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