The Great Cinema Party

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Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.50 (3 ratings)

Genre: Documentary / Experimental

Director: Raya Martin

Cast: Mark Peranson, Brillante Mendoza, Carlos Celdran, Lav Diaz, John Torres, Raymond Lee

Synopsis: A group of friends, sharing a passion for cinema, assemble in Corregidor, a small island in Manila Bay that has preserved relics from the Pacific War as its foremost attractions. There, they explore the island and retire in a rustic mansion used once to make silent films. Outside the city, the woods and sea become a meeting place for more movie personalities and it all becomes a celebration of what was left behind.

MTRCB Rating: G

Running time: 70 mins

Trailer: None available

Reviews:

3.5          Oggs Cruz (Twitch)

The Great Cinema Party is Martin’s modest monument to the lifetime joys of the art for which he suffers for.” (Read full review)

2.0          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“I think this is the least conceptual and most lackadaisical of Martin’s works. For the most part I felt like I was just watching video files off someone’s phone.” (Read full review)

2.0          Noli Manaig (Closely Watched Frames)

“If Martin is making any modest statement at all, it flies over my head. Things again are just too offhand and subtle.” (Read full review)

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