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LFF: Manila Skies Print E-mail
Written by Chris Keane   
Friday, 22 October 2010 17:32
Director: Raymond Red
Cast: Raul Arellano, John Arcilla

No, this isn't the long awaited sequel to the Vanilla Sky.

The story begins with a child in a small village in the Philippines, asking to go back to school. His father instructs him to go and study in the capital city, Manila, and never return. Cue a big scenery change as the film continues from the point of view of an older man in Manila.

The struggle of a poor man trying to seek his riches abroad is the theme of this movie. The guy never gets a break and, just when things are looking up, he's dragged back down. There is an effort here to exploit the divide between rich and poor and the lengths that people will go to try and sort this out by themselves. But this is nothing that hasn't been seen before - it's just set in a new city.


The grass isn't always greener.