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2015 SDAFF Spring Showcase


Directed by Milo Sogueco

Asia Pop! / Philippines / 2014 / Drama, Family, Historical / 116 mins / Tagalog with English subtitles / DCP / North American Premiere

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UltraStar Mission Valley
April 17, 2015 6:20 pm


Official Selection, 2014 Busan International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Osaka Asian Film Festival

In the city of Marikina, Romeo Guevarra is remembered as a master shoemaker. To his daughter Imelda though, his memory is tainted, now a fog of faded glory following her testy adolescence and the steely determination of three women out to find happiness in spite of him. After Romeo’s death, Imelda revisits her relationship with her father and pays tribute to him the best she can: through shoes, the only way the members of the Guevarra family ever seemed able to express themselves.

Milo Sogueco’s MARIQUINA is a loving tribute to that process of reconciliation, as well as a nostalgic tribute to craft – the sort made by hands and shaped by the heart. For a family and nation hardened by its missteps, MARIQUINA offers a lyrical reprieve, a gift wrapped in a shoebox and a pop song for the journey ahead. –Brian Hu


Co-Presented by:

CSDFEA, Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce


Producer: Paul Soriano, Ernest Escaler
Writer: Jerold Tarog
Actor: Mylene Dizon, Ricky Davao, Bing Pimentel

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UltraStar Mission Valley
April 17, 2015 6:20 pm