Shotguns, Gangsters And A Monkey Head In Richard Somes' MARIPOSA (SA HAWLA NG GABI)

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Filipino director Richard Somes established himself as one of the brightest lights on the local independent circuit with his 2008 offering Yanggaw (Affliction). A super realistic spin on the aswang mythology, Yanggaw demonstrated that Somes was a director with a very distinct voice, one well worth keeping a close eye on.

Somes latest effort is Mariposa (Sa Hawla Ng Gabi), a crime drama that is once again backed by the Cinema One Originals series, which has funded a number of his feature films. The synopsis is quite simple - it's the story of a young woman caught up in a bad situation while searching for her missing sister in the big city - but coming from Somes it's safe to expect something a bit unusual from the premise.

The first trailer for the film has freshly arrived on the scene and while the editing is a bit manic that's easy to forgive because it allows all involved to jam in a ton of compelling images. Take a look below.
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "but coming from Somes it's safe to expect something a bit unusual from the premise."

    Sounded very generic, but if Somes is as good as you say.....thanks for the trailer Mr Brown.

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