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  • KARNAL

    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.

    Screening:
    Sunday July 28, 2013 |8:00 pm

    Anthology Film Archives (AFA)
    Maya Deren Theater (MD)

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