Hari ng Tondo (Cinemalaya X) | Point of View

About Hari Ng Tondo

A grandfather on the brink of bankruptcy brings his grandchildren back to the community that made and shaped him, only to find out the place is no longer the same.

DIRECTED BY:
Carlos Siguion-Reyna


MAIN CAST: Robert Arevalo, Rez Cortez, Cris Villonco, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Lorenz Martinez, Liza Lorena, Lui Manansala, Aiza Seguerra, Carlos Canlas, Mark Tayag, Ciara Sotto, Gian Magdangal, Eric Quizon, Ali Sotto, Audie Gemora, Hans Eckstein, Raul Montesa, Jelson Bay, Gino Ramirez, Menggie Cobarrubias



Point of View

I loved, loved, loved Carlos Siguion Reyna's Hari ng Tondo! The setup felt forced and it stumbled in its last act but it was a joy to watch.

Like any Bibeth Orteza screenplay, it got preachy in the end but it was still great, each scene propelling the story forward.

Robert Arevalo has the Best Actor (Director's Showcase) in the bag. He's just always brilliant in the hands of Siguion Reyna.

I hope Cris Villonco also gets recognized for her strong work. She's gone a long way from her previous teenybopper roles.

I think I just found my favorite film in this year's festival. 



POV By; Jayson Javier

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