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      Kisapmata

      1981 1h 30m Drama List
      Reviews 100% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A drama directed by Mike De Leon, featuring Jay Ilagan. Read More Read Less

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      Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse “Kisapmata” is a masterful film that showcases De Leon's ability to create narratives that work brilliantly on a number of levels, while retaining their artistry even during their most shocking moments. Rated: 8 Apr 16, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member De Leon's masterpiece and arguably the most perfect film in all of Philippine cinema. "Kisapmata" is unsettling in the way it seems so close (because of the intensity) to the filmmaker, the same time it's so close (because of the realism) to you. As if the gap between our world and De Leon's more forbidding one is as little as, well, the blink of an eye... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member When a young man and a young woman get married, the woman's super-overprotective father meddles in their relationship. But family secrets underneath are much more sinister than what it seems. Now, I know why it's considered a landmark in Filipino cinema. Vic Silayan is absolutely terrifying as the "overprotective" father. I love that he never plays him as a one-dimensional monster but a full human being which makes him even MORE frightening. The film is extremely well-shot and features some stunning direction which produces an aura of uncomfortable tension althroughout. It's definitely in the running in my Top 5 best Filipino films of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member One of Mike De Leon's best! Just saw it again a few days back... it's timeless. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A slow-moving story, but hits you right in the head with its shocking climax that came very unexpected. Vic Silayan is great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Philippines' finest by the great Mike Deleon and Doy Delmundo. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member De Leon's masterpiece and arguably the most perfect film in all of Philippine cinema. "Kisapmata" is unsettling in the way it seems so close (because of the intensity) to the filmmaker, the same time it's so close (because of the realism) to you. As if the gap between our world and De Leon's more forbidding one is as little as, well, the blink of an eye... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A drama directed by Mike De Leon, featuring Jay Ilagan.
      Director
      Mike de Leon
      Screenwriter
      Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Filipino
      Runtime
      1h 30m