Brod

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.00 (3 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Ray Gibraltar

Writer: Archie del Mundo

Cast: Kenjie Garcia, Ardie Bascara, Paul Jake Paule, Xeno Alejandro

Synopsis: Terence (Kenjie Garia) is a law student. He’s convinced that in order to be successful, he needs to join a fraternity. He and his best friend struggle through the brutal and humiliating initiation process. Things get complicated when Terence starts a romantic affair with his roommate, who also happens to be one of his fraternity masters. While he and his master try to hide their relationship from the rest of the fraternity, Terence is made to deal with some of the harsher aspects of fraternity life.

Running time: 95 mins.

Trailer: 

Reviews:

2.5          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Bathed in sepia and muted colors, the film bristles with a reverent atmosphere of dread, alternating with prurience. There is no denying Gibraltar’s film making aesthetics. Every scene, populated by thespic novices, are comfortable, skillful and graceful; a skip above the awkward staging and performances of many similar artists in the indie genre.” (Read full review)

2.0          Oggs Cruz (Little Lessons)

“There’s too little of Ray Gibraltar here. Sure, there are attempts, like the seemingly incoherent editing and the use of J.I.E. Teodoro’s poetry, to wrestle out of the queer formula, but the overall product is underwhelming especially compared to Gibraltar’s previous films.”

1.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“Gibraltar is really too distinct a voice to direct a project that isn’t his. His lack of interest in Brod really shows, and the result is a film that just refuses to come together. It feels like the characters are just milling around in a completely nondescript setting, randomly falling in another person’s arms.” (Read full review)

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