Larger Than Life (2001)

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A movie production company wants to make a film based on a newspaper report of a man convicted of raping his granddaughter. The producer and director interview the girl and her mother, ... See full summary »


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16 May 2006 | siranrilpt
10
| A wonderful film within a film , , ,
I consider Jeffrey Jeturian's TUHOG as one of the most important contemporary Filipino films. The film is a film within a film. It features two film makers (the director and the writer) wanting to adapt a true story about incest in the big screen. In the film, the filmmakers sensationalizes the poignant story of two victims of incest inasmuch as their film be marketable to people. In other words, the filmmakers use the tag line based on a true story to attract audience.

I believe in this attempt, Jeturian criticizes the current trend of film-making in the Philippines (or perhaps anywhere else). He shows how self-indulgent filmmakers abuse film-art to earn easily. In a sense, it is a call for artists who have forgotten the original purity and/or intention of art. In the final analysis, Jeturian features a criticism on what cultural scholars call 'mass culture.' It questions the validity of mass culture as a culture created by the people or a culture imposed on the public. It highlights the questioning of 'industry' and 'commerce' in cultural aspect/s and/or element/s of social life.

I hope every Filipino see this wonderful film. . . Seldom does the Filipino film industry produce such a significant film-art.

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Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

21 February 2001

Language

Filipino, Tagalog


Country of Origin

Philippines

Filming Locations

Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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