|I want to watch EVERYTHING!|
THE ONES I'VE SEEN SO FAR
DIE BEAUTIFUL tackles many issues more than just homosexuality alone. It talks about family, gang rape, relationships of almost every kind, love and true friendship.
Tricia/Trisha's, as played by Paolo Ballesteros, ultimate dream was to win a crown and once she gets it, she said she "could die" already.
Somehow, that wish was granted, but she had another wish. To have a one week wake and she should look different everyday. Barbs, as played by Christian Bables, who is straight in real life(among Trisha's friends, it is only IC Mendoza, the one who plays Paola, who is gay in real life---Cedric Juan, who plays Erica, is straight too, and you will see how versatile he is if you watch Oro), granted that wish. Barbs is a true friend even beyond death. She should be emulated by many.
There are many heartstrings that were pulled. I was deeply touched with Tricia/Trisha's relationship with his sister, as played by Gladys Reyes. It sort of alleviated the pain of unacceptance of their father(Joel Torre) of Patrick's true personality and character.
Albie Casiño plays Trisha's first crush who eventually crushed her. How? Just watch the movie please.
There are also many versatile actors that had cameos and supporting roles that were vital to the story like Eugene Domingo, Luis Alandy, Lou Veloso, Iza Calzado, Mel Martinez and so many others.
Inah Estrada, who is credited in this movie as Inah De Belen, acted well, but I believe the little girl, Faye Alhambra, who played the younger Shirley May a.k.a. Adora, is also someone to watch out for. She was so feisty and vibrant. What happened to her when she grew up? Oh, that BeauCon fever marred their relationship.
In toto, this movie is worth every centavo and more.
Mabuhay kayong lahat!
Oro is the story of a poor village in Bicol whose inhabitants eke out meager existences through their involvement in the island’s gold mining industry. Featuring Joem Bascon as Elmer and Mercedes Cabral as his girlfriend Linda, Oro is based on the murders of four miners supposedly carried out by a known environmentalist group. Shot in the actual village involved, and shedding light on the little-discussed issue, the film soars on the power of its stars, including Irma Adlwan, who is a standout in her powerful turn as the village’s barangay captain.- Oro MMFF2016 FB Page
I wanted to believe that ORO is not promoting the killing of dogs. I really hoped so. If a dog was really killed for the purpose of the movie, then I would go on protest too. According to my friend that was an old footage/documentation of what really happened somewhere out there in the past(real dog killers)...that the dog actor is alive and well.
The case is under investigation. There have been contradicting statements...some said it was a footage of a cultural ritual in the island...some said it was a goat with prosthetics...some said it was the actual thing...that the dog was bought for "that purpose".
The thing is there's no disclaimer that no animal was harmed during the filming of the movie and a lot of people proved that it really happened.
Even if I don't have pet dogs now, I grew up with pet dogs and the only reason we don't have one now is because mom really cried hard when our last dog died. So I really hoped that it really "didn't" happen, but it did. There are two casualties and not one.
As I was listening to Lisa D. Seguerra, I wondered to myself why they gave the movie a PG rating if she was deeply affected by the scene(I know this is the reponsibility of the MTRCB), even if they claimed a goat was killed. Even if a goat is not a lesser animal, it is one of those "allowed" by the law to be slaughtered (on film). Dogs are sentient beings and are very loyal, so it is prohibited, cultural or not, to slaughter dogs. Sigh.
NO TO DOG KILLING! (PAWS official statement)