Thy WombVIEW EVENT DETAILS
New Philippine Cinema Series
Directed by Brillante Mendoza.
2012. Philippines. 100 min.
Set in a predominantly Muslim island province in the southern tip of the Philippines, Thy Womb tells the story of Shaleha, a midwife who brings life to earth but ironically cannot bear a child due to infertility. Although she is in a loving marriage, Shaleha is determined to find her husband another wife, permitted by local law and culture, to fulfill his desire to have an offspring. As the couple travels from one island to another in search of a suitable bride, Shaleha quietly submits to her fate with grace and resilience. Grande dame of Philippine cinema Nora Aunor gives a powerful and heartwrenching performance as Shaleha.
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