Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino / Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004) 6 x DVD5
Filmed between 1994 and 2004, "Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino" covers around fifteen or so years of Philippine history, from before the advent of Martial Law in 1972 to some time after the fall of the Marcos regime in 1986.
At the center of the movie is the Gallardo family, who eke out a marginal existence farming a dour strip of land. In their barrio, the imposition of martial law coincides with a wave of guerrilla activity and a rise in crime and general lawlessness. As their fortunes decline, the family begins to fall apart. One son, Ray, runs off following the rape and murder of his mother, the mentally challenged Gilda. Her brother, Kadyo, drifts into a life of crime and, after a harrowing term in prison, winds up living with low-lifes in Manila. On the whole, the women — led by no-nonsense grandmother Puring and her faith in tradition — fare somewhat better, remaining in the barrio.

6 x DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | ~10 hours | ~23,5 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Filipino
Subtitles: English (hardcoded)
Genre: Drama

Director: Lav Diaz
Cast: Elryan de Vera, Angie Ferro, Pen Medina, Marife Necesito, Joel Torre
Country: Philippines

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