I was invited to watch the special screening of an independent film Ganap na Babae (English Title: Garden of Eve) in celebration of International Women's Day last night at U.P. Diliman Film Center.
Ganap na BABAE is a film that tackles different issue concerning women directed by Rica Arevalo, Ellen Ramos and Sarah Roxas. This is a trilogy about three women of different stories; a prostitute, two sisters, and a widow.
In "Ina" episode, a woman (Mercedes Cabral) shares her soul as a prostitute in front of the camera. A survivor, she looks back at her life as a mother. Milagros (Sue Prado) and Elena (Jam Pérez) "Kapatid" are sisters tilling camote (sweet potato) in a dry land. Poverty provokes Elena to migrate as a mail-order bride in Japan while Milagros stays to take care of the family. Eos (Boots Anson Roa) in "Kaibigan" is a widow who falls in love with a younger man, Rodrigo (Rome Mallari). They try to make the relationship work amidst the pressure of their family and the society.The actresses played a perfect role in the story. I regard it as a privilege to watch this kind of movie looking at a deeper meaning of Ganap na Babae. Ganap na Babae (Garden of Eve) is produced by HUBO Productions, Inc.
Happy International Women's Day!
International Women's Day 2 Very Special Kick-Off Screening Dates:
♥ March 08, UP Diliman, Film Center, 6:30pm
♥ March 10, UP Los Baños, DL Umali, 5pm & 8pm (Double Screening)
2011 Int'l Women's Month feat. GANAP NA BABAE (Garden of Eve) - Special Screenings at ROBINSONS MOVIEWORLD & AYALA CINEMA CEBU starting Mar 1 to 31- regular theatrical run TBA. For booking, reservations & info, contact Ad Group Film Avenue Asia 5690484 or 09331144247.