The screening runs this week, from October 14 up till October 19, 2014 with 3:30 and 5:30 PM screenings up till Friday, and 1:30 and 3:30 PM screenings on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is only at P100. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Bldg., Solis St., Iloilo City.
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The story of "Mga Anino ng Kahapon" initiates when Ed goes abroad to work, and Irene’s schizophrenia is triggered. The family’s peace is affected. So, Ed, together with his mother Flor, brother Carlo and son Brian struggle to understand Irene’s condition. In the process, Ed and Irene also discover the true meaning of love. The film explores the varying degrees, forms and issues of surveillance (the feeling of being policed) which are the heart of the relationship and conflict of a schizophrenia patient and caregiver, especially during the treatment phase.
It intends to raise awareness about schizophrenia, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and promote compassion for individuals with this type of condition. "Mga Anino..." is among the five entries to last year's Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Section (full feature category), wherein which Agot Isidro won a best actress nod for and a special jury prize for the film. It received a grade of “A” by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). In the summative report given to producer Alemberg Ang, the CEB said that it found the movie enlightening. The report described the screenplay as “insightful” and “well-researched.” The CEB particularly cited the excellent performance of the cast. It said, “Agot in particular received uniformly rave reviews, not only due to her convincing depiction, but for imparting to the viewer a vicarious schizophrenia, like a mise-en-scene. Her partner TJ Trinidad was superb as usual, continuing to grow and mature as an actor. Both essayed their roles with quiet power and conviction.”
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