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'Thy Womb', A Brilliante Mendoza Pinoy Movie

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Thy Womb is a 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival entry starring Ms. Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, and Mercedes Cabral. The drama movie is directed by Brillante Mendoza and written by Henry Burgos who's also a scriptwriter of the critically acclaimed movies, "Bakal Boys" and "Busong". The film is produced by Centerstage Production, Inc. in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCL).

Plot: Shaleha Sarail (Nora Aunor) hails from a seaborne village in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi. The province is a seaweed-producing spot in the southern most part of the Philippines down to the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelagos. Aging and still smarting from three miscarriages in the past, Shaleha agonizes over her failure to bear a child. Though an adoptive parent to her nephew, she still feels that her h
usband Bangas-An (Bembol Roco) desires to be a father. To fulfill her husband’s only wish and to be blessed by Allah--in her belief that having a child is a tangible proof of divine grace--Shaleha resolves to find a new partner for her husband. Night and day, she and her husband sail from their floating village to nearby island communities in search of a fertile woman. Providentially, Shaleha finds the girl as recommended by friends. But on the eve of her husband’s second marriage to Mersila (Lovi Poe), jealousy gnaws and consumes Shaleha.

International Awards:
Best Actress (Nora Aunor) - Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2012
Best Director - Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2012
Bisato D’Oro Award for Best Actress (Nora Aunor) - Venice International Film Festival 2012
La Navicella Award for Best Director - Venice International Film Festival 2012
P. Nazareno Taddei Award Special Mention - Venice International Film Festival 2012

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