In Nomine Matris

INM_ROSE_UNOweb_w1Verdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.43 (7 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Writer/Director: Will Fredo

Cast: Liza Diño, Biboy Ramirez, Al Gatmaitan, with Jam Pérez, Maradee De Guzman, Bong Cabrera, Leo Rialp, Joan Palisoc, introducing Ms. Tami Monsod and Ms. Clara Ramona

Synopsis: Mara Bonifacio Advento (Diño) is a talented young dancer with her eye on the principal part of In Nomine Matris. It’s a high-profile dance show that promises a bright future to its hand-picked performers. Despite Mara’s talent, she finds herself at odds with her mentor and troupe leader Mercedes Lagdameo (Ramona) when she falls for her Spanish son Enrique (Gatmaitan). Mara is suddenly torn between two passions, and in her desperate attempt to keep both, she runs the risk of losing it all. (Kristn)

MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 120 mins



4.0         Tito Valiente (Business Mirror)

“In Nomine Matris remains one of the most thematically daring and, ultimately, most visually compelling of films produced in this republic.” (Read full review)

4.0          Chikkaness Avenue

In Nomine Matris is a visually stunning, compelling work of art with powerhouse performances from its entire cast.” (Read full review)

3.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“Within that framework of ridiculousness, within the soap operatic twists and turns, the dance emerges as the perfect solution. Feet stomp, hands clap, and skirts flare, and even the darkest of dramas dissipate between beats.” (Read full review)

3.5          Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

In Nomine Matris is burdened by an overly dramatic third act but the film is a joyous celebration of womanhood and of a dance form which, even if foreign in origin, is perfectly suited to the Pinoy temperament.”

3.5          Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“Fredo’s latest movie showcases his continually evolving gifts as a filmmaker.” (Read full review)

3.0          Zig Marasigan (Kristn)

“In spite of its flaws, it’s hard to argue against the film’s captivating milieu. The fusion of Spanish and Filipino cultures is something not often seen in local cinema, especially in the context of dance.” (Read full review)

2.5          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“The dancing in the movie ranges from good to great, but the story writer-director Will Fredo has wrapped around the dance sequences is not.” (Read full review)

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