Ma’ Rosa

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Ma’ Rosa


Saturday Jun 17 01:00 PM
Saturday Jun 17 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Filipino Film Festival 2017

Directed by Brillante Mendoza. Starring Jaclyn Jose. Philippines. 2017. 110 mins. Tagalog and English with subtitles.

Jaclyn Jose won the best actress prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for her role as Ma’ Rosa—a well-liked mother of four who owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband Nestor resell small amounts of narcotics on the side. One day, they get arrested. Rosa’s children are ready to do anything to buy their parents’ freedom from the corrupt police.

Read the Variety review.

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