Himala / Miracle (1982) DVD9 Restored Version
The film is set in a provincial town, beset by poverty, disease, and harsh climate. Elsa (Nora Aunor), one of its residents, claims to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary atop a barren hill at the town's outskirts. Soon she is associated with healing the sick. Several visitors become dozens, dozens become hundreds, and she becomes a news sensation.
Her fame brings tourists. Forgotten town is consumed with commercialism and exploitation and the whole village becomes a bustling venue for mass-produced statues of saints, tours, bottles of miraculous water, and souvenir T-shirts.
Then something befalls Elsa and her confidante Chayong which portends the end of their good fortune. It is followed by a cholera outbreak which Elsa cannot heal. The deaths that result elicit the town's blame. Tourists stop coming, a wealthy patron is murdered, a cherished friend commits suicide. Elsa blames herself for everything. And that's not the end of it.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:04:57 | 7.80 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Tagalog
Subtitles: English (hardcoded)
Genre: Drama

Director: Ishmael Bernal
Cast: Nora Aunor, Veronica Palileo, Spanky Manikan, Laura Centeno
Country: Philippines

- Audio Commentary

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