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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ma' Rosa Gets July 6 Release Date

The award-winning film "Ma' Rosa" finally gets a scheduled Philippine release date which is to be set on July 6, 2016. It was originally set to be released as an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival in December. [hit the jump to continue]

Directed by Brilliante Mendoza, "Ma' Rosa" won Filipina actress Jaclyn Jose the Best Actress Award for this year's Cannes Film Festival, beating out other nominated contenders such as Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard. Jaclyn Jose is the first Filipina actress to win this prestigious award.

In the movie, Ma' Rosa (Jaclyn Jose) is married to Nestor (Julio Diaz) to whom she has four children. Rosa's family runs a sari sari store in a neighborhood in Manila. The income from the small convenience store business alone isn't enough to meet the family's daily needs, so illegal drugs particularly "ice" or crystal meth are also sold at Rosa's store. One day the police officers arrest Rosa and Nestor for selling drugs and asks them for "bail money" or bribe for the couple's release. Rosa's children, left to their own to deal with the struggles of daily life, finds a way to free their detained parents.

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