A psychological study in Filipino family dynamics, the movie focuses on what Edna finds when she returns to the country after years of working abroad. She comes home to find a family living a life very different from the one they had when she left. She has problems adjusting to this, and how she deals with being shut out of her family’s life is one of the major points of the film.
Teoriya is a story about loss that centers on the film’s main character, Jimmuel Apostol II. After hearing the news that his father has passed away, Jim goes back home to Zamboanga City after leaving ten years ago in bad terms with his father. He arrives in Zamboanga only to find that his father has already been buried and he doesn’t know where. Jim takes a journey around the Zamboanga peninsula and ultimately into his own self, finding the missing piece of his life.