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Pamilya Ordinaryo: A Painful Paradox of Poverty

Pamilya Ordinaryo: A Painful Paradox of Poverty

Literary
By JUSTIN ANDREW CRUZANA AN INVISIBLE line is drawn when directing and creating films about poverty. There must be a reason behind the grotesque and an answer after the turbulence. Pamilyang Ordinaryo has bravely let go of the latter, but its gritty and realistic attempt to portray the impoverished people living in Manila has succumbed more to sadism rather than a lesson. Pamilya Ordinaryo, a 2016 film directed by Eduardo Roy, depicts the fatal loss of two young lovers, 16-year-old Jane Ordinaryo (Hasmin Kilip) and the father of her child, 17-year-old Aries (Ronwaldo Martin). They are an impoverished pair, struggling to feed themselves as they crawl through the bustling streets of Manila for a pittance of money or mouthfuls of food. They banter, sleep on cardboard, weather the co...