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WHERE IS THE LIE

Marupok AF / Where Is The Lie

(Cinemalaya 2023 Opening Film)

Directed by: Quark Henares


Isang babae ang mahilig mang-catfish ng kapwa.


Kahit alam mong mali ang ginagawa nila, nagiging nakakatawa ito dahil comedy ang atake sa mga eksena.


Magaling si Royce Cabrera. Bagay sa kanya ang karakter. Plakadong plakado niya. Mapapa-palakpak ka sa ilan niyang mga eksena. Nakakatuwa rin ang pag-arte nila Maris Racal at EJ Jallorina. May kanya-kanya silang personalidad na masarap pagsama-samahin.


The story and the direction are compelling. The songs are fitting, making you more connected to the scenes.


Watching this movie is fun. But catfishing is never fun. The repercussions of it are barely felt. The layers of it weren’t discussed. The catfish scenes were stretched for too long without going deep with Maris Racal’s character.


EJ Jallorina’s character felt like a special participation and her story felt like side plot. And then the movie suddenly bombards us with messages about the trans community—even if the movie didn’t talk about it that much.


Tungkol sa catfishing at trans ang pelikula ngunit kaunti lang ang nalaman mo tungkol dito. Karamihan pa dun ay maaaring alam mo na dahil hango ito sa totoong mga pangyayari.


Kung pinanuod mo ang pelikulang ito at hindi mo pa alam ang mga mangyayari… Mapapaisip ka kung may bahid ba ng katotohanan sa ginagawa nilang mga kalokohan. Mapapatanong ka minsan… kung totoo ang mga naramdaman ng catfisher… Nasaan ba ang kasinulangan dun?


Lies can be deceiving.

Walang marupok kung walang manloloko.


WHERE IS THE LIE / MARUPOK AF

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Cast: Maris Racal, EJ Jallorina, Royce Cabrera

Presented by: ANIMA Studios

Date Released (PH): August 4, 2023 as an Opening Film for Cinemalaya 2023 in PICC

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews

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