ISDA (FABLE OF THE FISH)
BY ADOLFO BORINAGA ALIX JR.
Adolfo Alix Jr. was born in 1978 at Makati City, Philippines. He graduated magna cum laude at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila) with a degree in Mass Communications. He started as a screenwriter for films and television before starting to direct features in 2006. His first film Donsol (2006) was the Philippines’ official submission to the Best Foreign Language film category of the Academy Awards. Since then, he has become one of the most promising young filmmakers from the Philippines. His subsequent films were screened in various international film festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Rotterdam, Locarno, Pusan, Warsaw and Mar del Plata. Alix has been recently listed by The Hollywood Reporter in its “Next Generation Asia 2010”, which features the top 20 young entertainment personalities in the region deemed “the best and the brightest among their peers.”
Cherry Pie Picache's as Lina, Bembol Roco as Miguel, Anita Linda as Juling, Rosanna Roces as Dolor, Angel Aquino as Cory, Alan Paule as Turing, Evelyn Vargas as Luz and Arnold Reyes as Jaime.
Credits to Cinemalaya
Cherry Pie Picache itself, Evelyn Vargas and Vanessa Juan
A couple, Lina and Miguel, move into a dumpsite in Catmon, Malabon from Pangasinan. As they adjust to their new abode and surroundings, Lina’s longing to have a child of her own intensifies. Miguel finds a job in a local ice plant while Lina goes with neighbor-scavengers in the nearby dumpster. But when Miguel gets sick and loses his job, he joins his wife in scavenging. Lina finds a burned image of St. Peregrine in the dumpsite and keeps it. Then one day, the news spreads quickly that Lina is pregnant. When her belly has swollen bigger, Lina gets out of her hut to show the world how a fulfilled woman she is. Miguel is a more loving husband than ever. In the middle of a storm, Lina gives birth. Those who witnessed it were shocked---her son is a fish. Miguel cannot accept it. Lina embraces what has happened and treats the fish as her real son. Strange and surreal moments test Lina’s love for her offspring. What unfolds is a fable that questions the needs and compromises of a real family.
After the movie I had a chance ma-meet ang mga casts ng ISDA, I've got Gwen and friends, Nakakatuwa yung pelikula imagine si Madam Cherry nanganak ng Isda. :)