colossalVerdict: Essential Viewing

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.33 (3 ratings)

Genre: Experimental

Writer/Director: Warren Alcazaren

Cast: Acey Aguilar, Mercedes Cabral, Lav Diaz

Synopsis: An intriguing journey that explores the complexities of grief and the process of grieving as understood through the myth of a Man as he ventures through shifting landcapes.

MTRCB Rating: G

Running time: 86 mins

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Reviews:

5.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

Colossal hits you so hard in the gut that you’ll leave the cinema staggering, cursing director Whammy Alcazaren for being so young and so fucking talented.” (Read full review)

4.5          Richard Bolisay (Lilok Pelikula)

“Alcazaren makes use of the medium, succumbs to an eclectic mindset, and does something strange and beautiful with it.” (Read full review)

3.5          Noli Manaig (Closely Watched Frames)

“For his feature debut, (Alcazaren) has taken on ‘the myth of man’ for his towering theme, and to a considerable extent he has been equal to the task. For the moment, however, the hyperbole of the title remains inapplicable to the final product — so tantalizingly close, but unconverted. Not a masterpiece just yet.” (Read full review)