Director Marilou DIAZ-ABAYA | 1983 | Philippines | 123 mins | Tagalog w/ES
With the solemnity of a Greek tragedy, yet with an intimacy in storytelling, KARNAL follows a prodigal son Narcing’s return to his family’s isolated hacienda with his urban wife Puring. Shocked at her resemblance to his late wife, Narcing’s father lusts after his daughter-in-law. Passionate encounters – from parricide to infanticide and suicide – flare up against the continued feudal repression. Set in the 30s, the grisly story simultaneously alludes to the oppressive Marcos era and stands out as unique in DIAZ-ABAYA’s early collaborations with writer Ricky LEE.
Sunday July 28, 2013 |8:00 pm
Anthology Film Archives (AFA)
Maya Deren Theater (MD)