28th Tokyo International Film Festival

CROSSCUT ASIA #02 The Heat of Philippine Cinema

Thy Womb


Director:Brillante Ma Mendoza


Japanese Premiere

10/25 14:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  
10/29 10:30-  Ticket sales have closed.  

105min. Filipino Color | 2012 The Philippines | 


Shaleha Sarail hails from a water-village in Tawi-Tawi, in the southernmost Philippines. Now her youth and fecundity are all gone, Shaleha agonizes that she will never fulfill her husband Bangas - An’s ultimate desire to be a father. Backed by her religious belief, Shaleha decides to find the right fertile woman who will bear her husband a child, and they meet Mersila. Gnawing jealousy aside, Shaleha is beguiled just as well by Mersila’s charm, not knowing what their new arrangement will bring to her… The film examines sterility against fertility among two women, to reflect the prevailing condition in Tawi-Tawi.

Schedule & TicketData


10/25 14:20 - (105min)


Q&A : Brillante Ma. Mendoza(Director/Associate Producer), Ruby Ruiz(Actress), Henry Burgos(Screenplay)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/29 10:30 - (105min)


Q&A : Brillante Ma. Mendoza(Director/Assosicate Producer), Ruby Ruiz(Actress)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Brillante Ma Mendoza

Brillante Ma Mendoza is a living national treasure of Philippine independent cinema. He is one of the most prominent and important Filipino filmmakers today, showing authentic Filipino stories to the world. He is the first Filipino to compete and won in three major international film festivals (Cannes, Venice and Berlin).

Director/Associate Producer : Brillante Ma Mendoza
Producer : Loreto F. Castillo
Associate Producer : Dianna Jean Cruz
Associate Producer : Nurjay Sahali
Creative Consultant : Armando Lao
Screenplay : Henry Burgos
Cinematographer : Odyssey Flores
Music : Maria Teresa Barrozo
Editor : Kats Serraon
Sound Designer : Albert Michael Idioma
Sound Designer : Addiss Tabong
Production Designer : Dante Mendoza

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