Mga Anino ng Kahapon PosterVerdict: Value for Money

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.78 (9 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Writer / Director: Alvin Yapan

Cast: Agot Isidro, TJ Trinidad, Carlo Cruz, Carl Acosta, Upeng Fernandez

Synopsis: The film explores the varying degrees, forms and issues of surveillance (the feeling of being policed) which are the heart of the relationship and conflict of a schizophrenia patient and caregiver, especially during the treatment phase.

MTRCB rating: PG-13

Running time: 85 mins.

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Reviews:

4.5        Irvin Malcolm Contreras (A Girl and a Gun)

“I will definitely say that this is a far better cinematic depiction of schizophrenia than, say, A Beautiful Mind. I’m surprised by the terrific performance of Agot Isidro. Before now, I’ve never thought of her as that much of an actress but she was great.” (Read full review)

4.0         Rob San Miguel (Brun Philippines)

“Yapan is a master of subtlety.  Everything is in the details, which shows his genius and confidence as a director. You will not see any gratuitous shots or pretentious display of so-called experimental artsy style.  His films demand your attention, and as a viewer of Yapan’s film, you owe it to yourself to look and listen intently.” (Read full review)

4.0         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“Stories involving mental disability are always tricky—but, he treats his subject matter with respect and unerring sensitivity, and is smart enough to judiciously rein in the schmaltz before the movie’s emotionally charged scenes can  get too Hallmark-style hokey.” (Read full review)

4.0         Fred Hawson (ABS-CBN News)

“Yapan tackled this with dignity and restraint, and also with a sense of humor.  The sense of suspense hanging throughout the film was gripping, you would not know what to expect next.” (Read full review)

4.0         Macky Macarayan (Death of Traditional Cinema)

“For a film that mostly revolved around one small house, Mga Anino ng Kahapon is pretty amazing, fueled by Agot Isidro’s inspired portrayal of a schizophrenic, and TJ Trinidad who equally renders a solid performance as a husband trying to understand what seems to be beyond understanding.” (Read full review)

3.5        Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film can be pretty uneven, struggling to balance the requirements of telling a story with getting across its points about the illness. But throughout it all, Agot Isidro delivers a compelling performance that never lapses into caricature.” (Read full review)

3.5         CJ delos Santos (TV5.com)

“Her portrayal of Irene is dynamic and well-developed, and she brings her character to life in a way that feels realistic.” (Read full review)

3.5         Ren Aguila (GMA News)

“On balance, the film delivers on what Yapan was asked to do: to make a realistic film on schizophrenia and draw attention to the possibility that manageable treatment for it exists. As an advocacy film though, I sense that this will require the kind of treatment such a film usually gets, which is quite a bit of explanation.” (Read full review)

3.0         Joseph Lazaro Garcia (Business World)

“It plays out less like a film, but more as a well-made, well-documented, and well-acted case study.” (Read full review)