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Pieta (2023)

Directed by: Adolf Alix Jr.

Ang ina at ang kanyang anak

ay nagkitang muli.

Hindi ramdam ang kanilang samahan.

Hindi tumatagos ang mga usapan.

Walang kabuhay-buhay ang mga kaganapan.

The lines are not conversational. The dialogues are not engaging. The scenes are dry. The characters just come and go. There’s no effort to introduce them. There’s no satisfaction in knowing the plottwist at the end, because there’s no build up happening from the beginning.

Gina Alajar delivered. Alfred Vargas’ acting was too formal and stiff. Nora Aunor was underutilized. Her exposure felt like a special participation.

The cinematography is good, while the editing and sound design are not. Relating to Michelangelo’s Pietà, the movie title could’ve been an artistic way of summarizing the story, but it wasn’t translated well enough to make any kind of impact.

Neither Pity nor Compassion

can be felt in this 𝘗𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘢.



Cast: Gina Alajar, Alfred Vargas, Nora Aunor, Jaclyn Jose, Bembol Roco, Elora Españo, Angeli Bayani, Carlos Dala, Allan Paule, Ina Raymundo, Tommy Alejandrino

Screenplay by: Jerry Gracio

Presented by: Alternative Vision Cinema

Date Released: December 24, 2023 at Cinema 76FS via Special Screening

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews

Storytelling: 1

Emotions: 0

Screenplay: 0.5

Technical: 1.4

Message: 0


Pieta: 0.58

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