Apparition

Apparition

We’re in 1971, and the largest morbid symptom around is Ferdinand Marcos’s play for greater political power, which occurs off-screen. But little of the outside world impinges on Adoration, a convent set in secluded woods outside Manila, which sees itself as a physical and spiritual sanctuary. We explore this closed world, riven by manias and secrets, through the eyes of Sister Lourdes, a newly arrived novice. She has hardly settled in before she learns that her activist brother is missing, presumed arrested... She finds ways to venture out to Manila, where a terrible fate awaits her. Apparition obviously reflects the fact that the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation, thanks to its years as a Spanish colony, but Sandoval is less interested in questions of faith than in the issue of good governance. Adoration’s Mother Superior, Ruth, knows much more about what’s going on in the outside world than she lets on. Is she a kind of Marcos, imposing her own kind of martial law?

We’re in 1971, and the largest morbid symptom around is Ferdinand Marcos’s play for greater political power, which occurs off-screen. But little of the outside world impinges on Adoration, a convent set in secluded woods outside Manila, which sees itself as a physical and spiritual sanctuary. We explore this closed world, riven by manias and secrets, through the eyes of Sister Lourdes, a newly arrived novice. She has hardly settled in before she learns that her activist brother is missing, presumed arrested... She finds ways to venture out to Manila, where a terrible fate awaits her. Apparition obviously reflects the fact that the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation, thanks to its years as a Spanish colony, but Sandoval is less interested in questions of faith than in the issue of good governance. Adoration’s Mother Superior, Ruth, knows much more about what’s going on in the outside world than she lets on. Is she a kind of Marcos, imposing her own kind of martial law? . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Bilal S (es) wrote: The first half is a awesome and you will laugh you ass off... but the send half brings down the movie as it becomes to boring and serious.

Yuli L (kr) wrote: Amazing actually my daughter saw it when it came out

Tim H (nl) wrote: Man, I really hate falling behind on movie reviews. I actually feel pretty bad right now because I have to be at work in an hour and I know I don't have the time to review all these movies the way they should be reviewed, but here it goes. I remember seeing the trailer for this movie Honestly, it really intrigued me. My father died when I was twelve and part of me has always been slightly concerned about tarnishing that perfect image of my father in my head. I somewhat assumed that Block had the same feelings. In a way, he did and he didn't. I can't blame the movie for not being my life. That's obviously impossible, but Block led a wonderful life a long time adult relationship with his mother. (Not like that, skeez!) So when his mother died, he investigated and discovered that his mother was a real woman with real issues. However, this concept comes and goes throughout the documentary. Here's my thought process. The beginning of the film discusses how close Block is with his mother and how distant he is with his father. Somehow, these feelings are morphed and ignored and it is later revealed that no one was close to mother and that dad is a really relatible guy. But really, these are just statements that are made by both Doug Block and the rest of the family. It seems simply like a moody piece and that emotions are dictated by the moods the individuals are in. Yes, it's interesting to read that that people put on two faces, but the people documented are already very honest with the camera. There is very little prying going on and no one really walks on broken glass. Perhaps we can thank Block for choosing the most honest aspects of his footage, but there really was no need for research because everyone is always saying how they really feel outright.

Nicky W (it) wrote: A quirky British film with funny dialogue and interactions between the characters that isn't played for laughs and a touching emotional heart.

Kay S (br) wrote: Incredibly sad movie!

Alison C (ca) wrote: How do I not compare this to Koyaanisqatsi? I don't think this is as good as that. It's still a good experience. It was a bit heavy-handed for me. I mean, how can something like this not have an agenda? I just thought it could have had a lighter touch. The music didn't really appeal to me and I guess I never knew until now that I don't find tribal/atmospheric music very stimulating. At least not this particular music. There was one song that I loved that sounded a bit Native American. Some segments made me roll my eyes. some bored me. The ones that I responded to the most was the cathedrals just cause wow! You don't have to try with those to get my attention though. I thought the segment of those men waving and sort-of chanting and half the group leaning with the other half standing and waving their hands yelling thing was really cool. I have no idea what they were doing or the purpose of it. But it made me smile and I really was struck with the sounds they made and the movements they made together. Like the idea of what people can accomplish together that they can't individually. And then, I don't know if I like this but the segment that juxtoposed chicks being sorted in a factory with urban living. Wow, that really says something. Like people are going through the motions of life, helpless to do anything about it. Especially the shot of all the chickens in cages cutting to a similarly composed shot of apartment buildings framed through a window. I was bothered by seeing the chicks treated that way, though I don't really think this was trying to say anything about animal rights so much as compare us to the chicks. So cinematography was great. Didn't care for the music much at all, and I think in something like this music is even more vital than usual. I liked some of its ideas but others didn't seem to be as fully formed.

Jacob B (br) wrote: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O' Neal have good chemistry, but the romance feels too rushed to even have a reason for chemistry like this.

Film B (es) wrote: A pitch black comedy with wit to spare and an emotional core that rattles the heartstrings.

Stahl M (br) wrote: Achingly painful and poignant...