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Bwakaw Reviews

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September 11, 2016
Wonderful movie about an elderly man and his dog in a small Philippine Barrio. Funny and touching. Superb writing, acting and pacing.
July 21, 2013
It really was a touching, gentle, and very funny movie. Missed this at Palm Springs International Film Fest, so really happy Outfest selected it also.
½ March 25, 2013
Surprisingly charming and touching comedy/drama about a retired cantankerous older gay man and his cancerous dog living in a small village in rural Philippines, the film scores point for originality in not only its challenging choice of subject matters (see: cantankerous older gay man and cancerous dog) but also in its often existential ponderance on the meaning of life and how we anticipate death - juxatoposing (intentionally?) with the broader comedic elements of the film. It could come across as a bit episodic and slightly odd but that's also its charm. An inspiring little gem that demands to be watched by a wider audience.
½ December 25, 2012
The film played its cards well. The first half seems to attract the viewers to a comedic timing, while the second half makes them melancholic. 'Bwakaw' plays to a specific audience --- most probably to those who are avid independent movie-goers. But it's an interesting welcome approach to the mainstream fanatics.
October 7, 2012
Touching and funny. A lot of people cried at the end of the movie.
September 25, 2012
a very sad story told in a very entertaining humor...
½ September 11, 2012
Gripping and socially relevant, Bwakaw discusses the delicate business of dying and living, choice and its tragedies with enough pathos, tact, and sensitivty--an ultimately rewarding cinematic experience bolstered by Garcia's veteran acting skills and realistic cinematography.
September 9, 2012
Forcing my mum to watch Bwakaw is perhaps the best thing i did today. She def enjoyed the movie like i did. The film tackles aging and loneliness and one the best thing about it is the satire of the story. Credit to all the actors most especially to "Princess" who played Bwakaw. Couldn't help but notice how cute she was! Anyhow, it was amazing how the film touched some issues in the society like animal rights and gender sensitivity without even trying to point it out directly to the audience. One thing I've learned from here is that life ain't over until it's over.
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