Paglipay is a 2016 Filipino drama film written and directed by Zig Madamba Dulay and stars Garry Cabalic, Joan Dela Cruz and Anna Luna among others.
The film focuses on Atan, an Aeta from Baytan village in Zambales, the Philippines, who makes a living from the traditional farming system kaingin and hunting on the foothills of Mt. Pinatubo.
Paglipay Movie Plot
The narrative opens as we follow Atan’s fulfillment of his arranged marriage with a fellow Aeta, Ani. He has to accomplish a number of responsibilities which include the offering of bandi or bride price to Ani’s parents.
Atan needs to cross the mountain river going to Banwa, the town where he could earn the necessary amount for the bride price.
In order to find a job, he needs to adapt himself to the modern way of life in town, including change in appearance, manner of clothing, religious practice, and even the use of different language in order to associate himself with the Unat or ‘straight-haired ones,’ such as Rain, a young lass from Manila who would turn his life around.
Meanwhile, Rain has to immerse with the Aetas of Banwa for her thesis, and Atan is commissioned to accompany her in research and interviews with the locals.
Atan develops special feelings with Rain in his daily encounters with her. Slowly, the young Aeta forgets the very reason for his journey and the arrangement with Ani.
In his effort to accommodate himself in modern society, Atan faces cross-cultural modifications amid changes in the mountain brought about by immense modernity.
Paglipay Movie Cast
Garry Cabalic, Joan Dela Cruz, Anna Luna, Manel Sevidal, Natasha Cabrera, Gigi Locsin, Joel Saracho, Upeng Fernandez, Kenken Nuyad, JC Santos
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