If that feels like an absurd strategy to begin a premise, simply wait till you watch the remainder of the film because it switches views from the so-called actual world and into the world of Leonor’s unfinished script. The colours are only a bit brighter, the movie is grainier, and most significantly, the sound design is extra muffled. After we swap to the occasions taking part in out in Leonor’s creativeness, it completely mimics the look of a Filipino motion film from the ‘70s and ’80s, akin to “They Name Her Cleopatra Wong” and “Blazing Weapons.”
The characters in Leonor’s thoughts film additionally hit all of the archetypes. You’ve the vengeance-seeking hero named Ronwaldo (Rocky Salumbides), the damsel in misery named Isabella (Rea Molina), and the nefarious gang chief Valentin (Allan Bautista). Whereas not fleshed out past their traits, all three of them steadiness self-awareness and self-seriousness of their performances.
Nevertheless, we do not simply keep in Leonor’s head. Again in the true world, her son Rudie (Bong Cabrera) tries to get her to get up. The 2 of them had a falling out earlier than the incident, with him attempting to make up for it by deciding to promote the unfinished screenplay to a film studio, surmising that it may assist wake her up. Despite the fact that the visible presentation differs enormously between Leonor’s perspective and Rudie’s, Cabrera delivers a variety of efficient feelings all through his efficiency, and because the movie progresses, actuality begins to develop into even stranger than fiction.