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Anak Araw

Anak Araw

Dec. 03, 2012Philippines63 Min.PG
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Cinema One Originals “Anak Araw”. A local albino is searching for his identity. Believing that he is the son of an American, he tries to learn English through reading translations and definitions from a Tagalog-English dictionary.

Set in the 1950s, Anak Araw follows a Filipino albino who searches for his identity in an imaginary past. Believing himself to be of American descent, this “sun child” tries to teach himself English with a Tagalog-English dictionary as his guide. Meanwhile, a shark circles a lake, a mountain breathes fire, Nat King Cole sing a love song in Tagalog, and the dead come back to life. Integrating original celluloid footage with archival material, this mysterious, dreamlike fantasy explore the nature of Filipino identity within a postcolonial context.

Director: Gym Lumbera
Writer: Gym Lumbera
Star: Jay G. De La Vega

Original title Anak Araw
IMDb Rating 4.0 6 votes
TMDb Rating 3 2 votes

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