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Bliss (2016)

Directed by: Jerrold Tarog

A popular actress got into an accident and suddenly wakes up inside a house having strange occurrences.

Hindi sya makalabas ng bahay at mistulang paikot ikot lamang sya sa bawat sulok. Gusto mo syang tulungang makawala. Hanggang sa pati ikaw ay nadamay na rin.

You are trapped inside the head of an actress — which creates more layers of confusion, since you ought to discern a fictional set from a real house.

The scenes challenge your mentality. The smooth editing sharpens your senses. The actors set your mood. The scoring amplifies your emotion. They are taking over you.

This film succeeded in maneuvering the state of your mind. You have entered a maze wherein the Director has full control of the path. They allow you feel the complexity of the puzzle, but also showing you signs on how to solve it.

They introduce you to more characters that will either help you find your way out or abuse your ignorance.

Will you let them abuse you?

You have no choice but to watch them take control. They keep you hanging by circling around with the same information.

Paulit-ulit ang nakikita mong mensahe. Nag-uumapaw ang mga senyales. Handa ka nang makalabas at makawala. Pero kinukulong ka pa rin. Paikot-ikot na lang tayo. Pinapaikot nila tayo. Inaabuso nila tayo. Magsasawa ka na lang.

They have the tendency to prolong the agony of waiting. The signs and hints can get overwhelming — that it spoils the mystery and fantasy of not knowing. Masaya pala nung wala ka pang alam sa mga ginagawa nila sayo.

There is bliss in ignorance.

There is power in knowledge.

This film lets you experience both circumstances by sharing their knowledge about the never-ending cycle of abuse.

You have the power to make a sheer bliss out of it.



Cast: Iza Calzado, Adrienne Vergara, TJ Trinidad, Ian Veneracion, Audie Gemora, Michael de Mesa, Sharmaine Buencamino

Presented by: Artikulo Uno Productions / TBA Studios, Quantum Films

Date Released: May 10, 2017 in Philippine cinemas nationwide

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews



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