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

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
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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