Kaleldo (2006)

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Kaleldo (2006)

  • R
  • 2006
  • 95mins
Kaleldo gives the viewer a glimpse of the nature of life. The film tells the story of a motherless family a decade after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo inundated the town of Guagua in Pampanga with lagar-a clear singular display of the force of nature. Mang Rudy, the widowed woodcarver, wields an iron hand over his three daughters: the fun-loving but rebellious Grace, the youngest, who goes through the throes of adjusting to married life; the feisty and headstrong Lourdes, the middle daughter, who succumbs to an extra-marital affair; and the subservient and discriminated on eldest, Jess, a lesbian who brings home her girlfriend to take care of the father after he succumbs to a heart attack. The story unfolds in a series of events ( a wedding,a santacruzan, a parade, the annihilation of the summer cogon by fire, a death) that marks the beginning (early summer-"Kaleldo"), the middle (midsummer-"Maleldo") and the end (late summer-"Kauran") of summer. This confirms the film's statement that life, like the various turn of events that govern the characters' lives, is as changeable and volatile as the seasons.GenresDramaStarringJuliana PalermoCherie Pie PicacheAngel AquinoDirectorBrilliante Mendoza