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Directed by: Brillante Mendoza 2012 | 105 min.

Section: Spotlight on the Philippines

Premiere: Hawaii


Sponsored by:

Asian Cultural Council

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A woman of mature years, experiencing a third miscarriage, Shaleha agonizes that she can't bear a child. To fulfill her husband's only wish and to be blessed by Allah as having a child is a tangible proof of divine grace, Shaleha decides to march to a different drummer. Her resolve is to find a new partner for her husband. Night and day, she and her husband sail to islands, floating villages, and nearby communities in search of a fertile woman. Providentially, Shaleha finds the girl as recommended by friends. But on the eve of her husband's second marriage to Mersila, a gnawing jealousy consumes Shaleha.

Brillante Mendoza is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker. His many international honors include being named best director at two of the world's most prestigious film events: the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2012) and the Cannes International Film Festival (2009). THY WOMB had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.


Synopsis written by: Venice


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Cast & Crew

Director Brillante Mendoza
Screenwriter Henry Burgos
Executive Producer Brillante Mendoza, Melvin Mangada, Jaime Santiago
Cast Nora Aunor, Bembol Rocco, Mercedes Cabral, Lovi Poe
Cinematographer Odyssey Flores
Editor Kats Serraon
Music Composer Teresa Barrozo

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