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Verdict Rated 15

Verdict

Dir. Raymund Ribay Gutierrez. Philipines, 2019. 2h 7m. Tagalog/Filipino/subs. Starring Max Eigenmann, Kristoffer King, Jordhen Suan, Dolly De Leon, Jalyn Perez.

Joy and her six-year-old daughter Angel live in Manila with her husband, Dante, a small-time criminal. As so often in the past, Dante comes home drunk at night and beats Joy brutally. This time, he also hurts Angel. Joy grabs her daughter and flees to the local police post to finally get him sent to jail. Joy learns that justice takes time at best and is impossible to get at worst and soon feels that she and her daughter are increasingly under threat. The Philippine entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

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'Director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez...directs with empathy and energy here; he’s a name to watch.' ★★★★ Steve Rose, The Guardian

'Filled with strong performances... It is reminiscent of other recent understated female tragedies, such as Never Rarely Sometimes Always and The Assistant.' ★★★★ Leila Latif, Little White Lies