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Original Title: Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe

(with English subtitles)


Synopsis: Baskets of fruit mysteriously appear by Fe’s front yard each morning. Thinking that it was a reconciliatory gesture from her abusive husband, Dante, Fe tells him about it. But this only confirms Dante’s suspicions that she might be entertaining a lover while he is away at work. Fearing her husband’s jealousy, Fe grows even more scared as the baskets of fruit kept coming, a step closer to the front door each day. She also notices that the baskets only come bearing black fruits.


Fe keeps everything to herself until another man, Arturo, catches her attention. Fe immediately confronts Arturo, a former suitor, now her husband’s employer as the sole proprietor of a household industry for rattan furniture. Instead of finding answers, however, she ends up rekindling her affair with Arturo, who never married after she left him being ten years her prime.


Thinking that it is Arturo who courts her with the baskets of black fruit, Fe looks at him as her way out of her abusive relationship with Dante. But when Fe urges Arturo to elope, Fe finds out that the young man now has far more binding commitments with his family.


Caught between an abusive husband and an impotent lover, Fe discovers the possibility that it was a kapre, a tree ogre in the local lore, who has been courting her all along with the baskets of black fruit. She has to choose whether to elope with the man that is the kapre who could very well be just a figment of her imagination, answering her need for emancipation, or stay trapped with the men in her real life who could never protect her nor make her happy.


Festivals:

- Best Picture, Digital Feature Length Film Category | 33rd Cairo International Film Festival, 2009.

- Special Jury Prize | Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, 2009.

  • Year
    2009
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
    Filipino
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Director
    Alvin Yapan
  • Screenwriter
    Alvin Yapan
  • Executive Producer
    Alemberg Ang
  • Filmmaker
    Alvin Yapan
  • Cast
    Irma Adlawan, TJ Trinidad, Nonie Buencamino, Mercedes Cabral, Meeyo Candelaria, Joel Molina
  • Cinematographer
    Sol Garcia
  • Editor
    Ramil Flopino
  • Production Design
    Gino Nacianceno & Marco Ortiga
  • Sound Design
    Ramil Flopino
  • Music
    Jema Pamituan