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Singing in Graveyards: The Reality of Retributions

Singing in Graveyards: The Reality of Retributions

Literary
By ADRIAN PAUL L. TAÑEDO PLANNING COMEBACKS in real life is sometimes nothing more than a wish to return to halcyon days, and most of the time, those attempts prove nothing to be futile. Some obsess over the past and hope that they could relive it, while others keep waiting for opportunities that are never promised to them. The phantasm of retribution plagues the mind, and the inability to recompense equates to a miserable end for a lot of people. Manila-based Malaysian director Bradley Liew’s Singing in Graveyards unfolds the story of Pepe Madrigal (Joey “Pepe” Smith), an aged man who spent decades impersonating a washed-up artist also named Joey Smith. The film portrays the harsh realities of entering performing industries filled with self-righteous people who underestimate tal...