Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature
France, Philippines / 2009 / Tagalog dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 110 minutes

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Feature /Best Film: Brillante Ma. Mendoza (Director)

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An Official Selection at this year's Venice Film Festival, 'Lola' (Tagalog for 'grandmother') is a simple tale, yet loaded with emotion and profound moral dilemmas. It tells the story of two elderly ladies and their respective grandsons. One's lying on a slab in a morgue following a brutal mugging, the other is the guilty party, arraigned in prison awaiting trial. Despite being devastated by his death, Lola Sepa and her impoverished family must bear the burden of making the funeral arrangements, as well as the legal pursuit against the suspected murderer, while the equally poor Lola Puring is committed to getting her grandson Mateo out of jail.


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