DUKIT-OFFICIAL-POSTERVerdict: Essential Viewing

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.06 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Armando Lao

Writers: Armando Lao, Mary Honeylyn Joy Alipio

Cast: Willy Layug, Bor Ocampo, Raquel Villavicencio, Bambalito Lacap, Mary Grace Martinez, Petite Dobles, Mark Joseph Griswold, Januario Maniago, Hazel Thea Lelay, Rhea Angela Lim, Zelinda B. Sotto, Roxanna Flor Gorospe

Synopsis: The film tells the story of a woodcarver in Betis, Guagua, Pampanga. It splits the narrative between three timelines. In the 60s, he is a child just learning of his father’s infidelity. In the 80s, he is a young man, newly married, struggling to support his family in the wake of his mother’s passing. And in present day, he is a celebrated master craftsman working on a new commission for Holy Week. (Click the City)

MTRCB rating: PG-13

Trailer: 

Reviews:

5.0         Renelson Morelos (Reel Thoughts)

” The screenplay is a faultless exercise in restraint and gracefulness, utilizing symbolisms and silences that are more powerful than what theatrics and words can say… Dukit is simply a miracle of a film.” (Read full review)

4.0         Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It would be enough if the film had just documented the craft that goes into one of these religious icons. But it also finds a lovely story in there about fathers and sons, and patience and forgiveness.” (Read full review)

3.75         Irvin Malcolm Contreras (A Girl and a Gun)

“(Brillante) Mendoza’s docu-drama style shines through this one. It’s imperfect but when it works, it works.” (Read full review)

3.5         Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

“The movie gets off to a sluggish start, but as soon as it picks up its pace, you’ll find yourself rooting for the raw humanity depicted by its actors, as well as the rich, unforced metaphors of its sincere Catholic aesthetics.” (Read full review)

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