Women of the Weeping River
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    Women of the Weeping River

    Directed by

    Philippines

    2017

    95 min

    Drama

    Two clans on either side of a river have a visceral hatred for each other. The conflict turns ugly, everyone is on edge and going out means risking your life. In his highly assured fourth film, the promising Filipino director depicts the land disputes of two families whose hatred and resentment of each other is passed down from generation to generation. An homage to women who, despite losing loved ones, do everything they can to preserve the family unit, this stunning film highlights one of the many forgotten conflicts throughout the world.

    Awards

    • Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay - Gawad Urian Awards
    • Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress - QCinema IFF
    • Best Film, Best Performance, Best Editing - YCC Award
    • Best Director Award - War On Screen FF

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    Credits

    Cast
    Laila Ulao
    Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-Dans
    Taha G. Daranda Tan
    Miriam Zimadar-Raper
    Screenplay
    Sheron Dayoc
    Cinematography
    Rommel Sales
    Editing
    Carlo Francisco Manatad
    Music
    Kit Mendoza
    Production
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    Sheron Dayoc

    Sheron Dayoc

    Philippines

    Sheron Dayoc is a director and producer who shifts from fiction and non-fiction storytelling to directing TV commercials. His notable films are WAYS OF THE SEA (2010), NETPAC Special Mention Award at Berlin International Film Festival 2011, APSA NETPAC Development Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011, and Best Film at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2010; THE CRESCENT RISING (2015), BIFF Mecenat Award at Busan International Film Festival 2016, and Best Documentary at the Gawad Urian Awards 2016; and WOMEN OF THE WEEPING RIVER (2016), Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2011, Asian Cinema Fund 2011, Hubert Bals Fund 2013, and Best Picture at the Gawad Urian Awards 2017. CNN Philippines picked the film as one of the top 25 greatest films of the decade. Sheron founded Southern Lantern Studios, a creative think tank and production company for multimedia short and long film and video content for various platforms. The company recently produced Arden Rod Condez’s first feature John Denver Trending (2019), which won Best Film at Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2019, and competed in the New Currents of Busan International Film Festival 2019 and at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019; and Sonny Calvento’s short film Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss (2019), which competed at the QCinema International Film Festival 2019, where it won the Audience Choice award.

    Selected Filmography