Throughout the years, GMA Films has produced several box-office, award-winning and critically acclaimed films. Three of these were Sa Pusod Ng Dagat (1998), Muro-Ami (1999) and Deathrow (2000). Now, you can view these so-called “GMA Gems” as GMA Records and Home Video releases them on DVD and VCD formats.
Directed by: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Starring: Jomari Yllana
Received two Star Awards in 1999 for Cinematographer of the Year (Romeo Vitug) and Original Screenplay of the Year (Jun Lana). The film also received invitations from 17 prestigious film festivals abroad, an unprecedented achievement in the history of Philippine Cinema.
Synopsis: In a remote fishing island in the 50’s, Pepito (Jomari Ylana) grows up learning the trade of his mother, Rosa (Elizabeth Oropesa), the only midwife capable of delivering newborn babies in their community. At first, the young son doesn’t mind the unusual arrangement, but as he grows older, he begins to resist the role traditionally meant only for women. In time, Pepito’s coming of age intersects with the lives of the other islanders whose beliefs and struggles become critical impetus to his maturity. Eventually, embarrassment and prejudices are overcome by acceptance and love between mother and son.
Release Date: March 15, 2007