Ma' Rosa

    Genre
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    110 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    Philippines
  • Languages
    Filipino, Tagalog

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"With unpretentious warmth and boasting a simple, coherent plot shot with handheld verismo, Ma’ Rosa is a work of understated confidence" (Variety). Director Brillante Mendoza (CAPTIVE) delivers a compelling drama, for which Jaclyn Jose received the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It follows Rosa (Jose), whose children will do anything to bail their parents out of jail after they are busted by corrupt cops.
DIRECTED BY:
Brillante Mendoza
WRITTEN BY:
Troy Espiritu
CAST INCLUDES:
Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler

SYNOPSIS

Exploring the widespread corruption and chaos of the Philippines in the Duterte era, Ma’ Rosa follows Rosa and her husband Nestor, owners of a tiny convenience store who supplement their meager income by selling small amounts of “ice” (crystal meth). Eventually they get hauled away by the police, who are more interested in collecting bribes than eradicating crime. With their parents locked away, it’s left to Rosa’s children to scrounge together the money to pay off the police and free their parents.

Ma' Rosa

    Genre
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    110 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    Philippines
  • Languages
    Filipino, Tagalog
DIRECTED BY
Brillante Mendoza
WRITTEN BY
Troy Espiritu
CAST INCLUDES
Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler
"With unpretentious warmth and boasting a simple, coherent plot shot with handheld verismo, Ma’ Rosa is a work of understated confidence" (Variety). Director Brillante Mendoza (CAPTIVE) delivers a compelling drama, for which Jaclyn Jose received the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It follows Rosa (Jose), whose children will do anything to bail their parents out of jail after they are busted by corrupt cops.

Exploring the widespread corruption and chaos of the Philippines in the Duterte era, Ma’ Rosa follows Rosa and her husband Nestor, owners of a tiny convenience store who supplement their meager income by selling small amounts of “ice” (crystal meth). Eventually they get hauled away by the police, who are more interested in collecting bribes than eradicating crime. With their parents locked away, it’s left to Rosa’s children to scrounge together the money to pay off the police and free their parents.