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Yours Truly, Shirley: Moving on from Grief

Yours Truly, Shirley: Moving on from Grief

Literary
By ANA MURIEL R. VERON THE AFTERMATH of a loved one’s death is not an easy time to go through. Once they have gone, the people who loved them may continue to seek their familiar presence in the world; in the possessions their deceased have left behind and maybe even in the new people they meet. Some might even go so far as to think that their beloved has been reincarnated. Featured in the 2019 Cinema One Originals film festival, Yours Truly, Shirley is a heartwarming film about grief and moving on, presented with the brighter light of witty humor. While it is yet another comedy to add to the pile, it stands out because it tackles deeper issues in a comical fashion while still not taking away the seriousness of the matter. Every morning, 50-year-old Shirley (Regine Velasquez-Al...
Metamorphosis: Conversion to the Real Self

Metamorphosis: Conversion to the Real Self

Literary
By PATRICK V. MIGUEL BEFORE A butterfly spreads its wings, it must first undergo metamorphosis. Beginning as a larva, it gradually grows from time to time by shedding skin, leaving traces of what it used to be and starting anew. As it nears maturity, it entombs itself in a silky chrysalis. Inside, the caterpillar confines itself to transform into its true form. Once ready, it frees itself from the cocoon in order to spread its wings and fly. In the 15th year of the Cinema One Originals film festival, director Jose Enrique Tiglas makes his debut through Metamorphosis. It narrates the story of Adam (Gold Azeron) who discovers that he is intersex. In the film, he is challenged to cope with the changes in his life by accepting and addressing his unique condition. Metamorphosis is ...