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      1521: The Quest for Love and Freedom

      Released Oct 2, 2023 1h 55m Drama History List
      Reviews 88% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In the pre-colonial Philippines against the backdrop of the epic Battle of Mactan, a native princess-seer with goddess-like beauty falls in love with a dashing Spanish soldier. Against all odds and pulled apart by their loyalties to their own people, they fought for their clandestine romance. Read More Read Less

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      Dee My son and I were disappointed that there was a chance for the diector to show the beautiful islands and people of Cebu and Matcan but chose not to. Nor did the director choose a show the talents of escra or Kali used by the military to this day. The best part about it was to share a part of history and culture with people in the states and the opportunities was lost and did not translate well. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/03/23 Full Review Dale J Bea Alonzo was the only bright spot in this movie. unfortunately it suffered from a bad storyline, worse dialogue, and a combat sequence that a community playhouse would have been ashamed of. what could have been a redeeming feature in this movie would have been cinematography in a Paradise called Palawan where this "film" was shot. Unfortunately it looked like a bootleg "cam" done with a 90s era Nokia phone. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 06/07/24 Full Review RJ A I’m sorry but its the worst movie i’ve ever seen. Horrible acting and looks like a school project. Won’t recommend. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/05/24 Full Review Mario M I'm a big, longtime fan of the writer. I would recommend anything written by this talented scribe. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review Jamie S It was a great way of learning about the history of the Philippines. Brought my kids to watch the movie and they were definitely entertained and enjoyed it! The love story in the movie was heartfelt! Must see!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/17/23 Full Review Andrea H I've watched the movie twice and I loved it! As a Bisaya myself, I felt proud of the character of Lapu-lapu and how we fought to protect our islands. Great acting by Michael Copon! Kudos to the producer, scriptwriters and the whole cast and crew! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In the pre-colonial Philippines against the backdrop of the epic Battle of Mactan, a native princess-seer with goddess-like beauty falls in love with a dashing Spanish soldier. Against all odds and pulled apart by their loyalties to their own people, they fought for their clandestine romance.
      Director
      Michael Barder
      Screenwriter
      Mary Krell-Oishi
      Distributor
      Fathom Events
      Genre
      Drama, History
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 2, 2023, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 55m