Maria had great potential to be the introductory note to an entirely new breed of action films – one that shapes female characters fully and breaks decades-long reinforced stereotypes. There is much merit to the film’s technical aspects, but there is also so much more it could have done in terms of its message.
In Area 2 where students go for affordable food choices, most establishments also have to grapple with the effects of the current economic situation in ways they know how.
It depicts four actresses as they prepare backstage for their cue to go on on-stage. While preparing, these actresses share their sentiments and memories concerning their passion for their craft.
It was, instead, an era that saw thousands of Filipinos arrested, tortured, and even killed. It was an age when millions of pesos were pocketed by a family and its cronies, buried under the guise of service – millions that have yet to be returned to the Filipino people.