Deceptively aimless, ‘Dormitoryo’ delivers a solid climax (InterAksyon)

I did not know what to make of Dormitoryo when I first saw it. Halfway through the movie, I was getting restless. The movie meanders through its narrative, lacking any real semblance of a plot. It’s just the lives of the people living in a dorm, with their own individual stories, but nothing that accounts for a big picture. It was a very risky move on the part of director Emerson Reyes but when the movie reaches its ending, the sudden impact of its climax shocks you awake.

What an interesting film, for sure.

Read my review here: Deceptively aimless, ‘Dormitoryo’ delivers a solid climax (InterAksyon).

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a scene from Dormitoryo with Sheenly Gener carrying this complex scene by herself

Dormitoryo plays off more like an art house film than a regular film. I’m surprised at the reactions on Twitter because people found it hilarious but I only really laughed once or twice. I didn’t think it was as funny as the people who’ve seen it on Twitter said it was.

But it’s very striking and if you can be patient to sit through it to the end, it is worth it.

And again, I see Kate Alejandrino and she blows me away. I’ve been seeing her in movies and on web series and she always stands out, no matter how little screen time she’s given. She’s amazing and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

I would love to work with her in the future.

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