DEBOSYON (Alvin Yapan, 2013)

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Poetry on film (like a Malick) that was just too highbrow for my commercial viewer’s sensibilities.

I will not even pretend that I fully understood Debosyon’s message. I will also not pretend that I fully appreciated that viewing experience.

Its slow pacing reminded me so much of last year’s Kalayaan. Technically great, but left me emotionally detached.

I really appreciated Mara Lopez’s performance here. I missed Palitan but I now have an idea why she won in Cinema One Originals last year.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published August 5, 2013.)