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Film Review: Moral (1982) by Marilou Diaz-Abaya

You may think that “Captain Marvel” (2019) is an important contemporary film for females on screen, you may assume that Jacque Rivette pushed the boundaries for the portrayal of woman, but when you take a look at Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s “Moral”, you may come to a different definition of feministic movies.

Moral” is screening at the San Diego Asian Film Festival:

The debut film of the Philipino director about a “gang” of four female friends – a lawyer, a drug addict, a housewife, and an ambitious singer – is a landmark that celebrates womanhood and companionship.

Thanks to a digitally restored and remastered version released by Abs-cbn in 2017, “Moral” shines with bright 4K images upon the screen, giving it the much-needed attention that it deserves.

Joey, played by Lorna Tolentino (“Magnifico” 2003), is a promiscuous drug addict, who is unable to connect to her student activist lover. Sylvia, played by Sandy Andolong (“American Adobo

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