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International Title: The Rapture of Fe
Year: 2009
Runtime: 78 minutes
Language: Filipino
Genre: Drama and Fantasy

Synopsis:
Baskets of fruit mysteriously appear by Fe’s front yard each morning. Thinking that it was a reconciliatory gesture from her abusive husband, Dante, Fe tells him about it. But this only confirms Dante’s suspicions that she might be entertaining a lover while he is away at work. Fearing her husband’s jealousy, Fe grows even more scared as the baskets of fruit kept coming, a step closer to the front door each day. She also notices that the baskets only come bearing black fruits.

Fe keeps everything to herself until another man, Arturo, catches her attention. Fe immediately confronts Arturo, a former suitor, now her husband’s employer as the sole proprietor of a household industry for rattan furniture. Instead of finding answers, however, she ends up rekindling her affair with Arturo, who never married after she left him being ten years her prime.

Thinking that it is Arturo who courts her with the baskets of black fruit, Fe looks at him as her way out of her abusive relationship with Dante. But when Fe urges Arturo to elope, Fe finds out that the young man now has far more binding commitments with his family.

Caught between an abusive husband and an impotent lover, Fe discovers the possibility that it was a kapre, a tree ogre in the local lore, who has been courting her all along with the baskets of black fruit. She has to choose whether to elope with the man that is the kapre who could very well be just a figment of her imagination, answering her need for emancipation, or stay trapped with the men in her real life who could never protect her nor make her happy.

 

Cast & Crew

CAST:
IRMA ADLAWAN
– Fe
TJ TRINIDAD
–  Arturo
NONIE BUENCAMINO
–  Dante
MERCEDES CABRAL
– Gie
MEEYO CANDELARIA
– Nestor
JOEL MOLINA
– “Kapre”
PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director ALVIN B. YAPAN
Executive Producers ALEMBERG M. ANG
Screenplay ALVIN B. YAPAN
Production Designers GINO NACIANCENO & MARCO ORTIGA
Film Editor RAMIL PLOFINO
Director of Cinematography SOL GARCIA
Sound RAMIL PLOFINO
Music JEMA PAMINTUAN

 

 

Awards

- Best Picture, Digital Feature Length Film Category, 33rd Cairo International Film Festival, 2009.
- Special Jury Prize, Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, 2009.

 

Gallery

  • 03-Arturo-urges-Fe-to-report-his-abusive-husband
  • 01-Arturo-varnishes-a-piece-of-furniture
  • 02-Arturo-making-furniture
  • 04-Dante-watches-suspiciously-over-Fe
  • 06-Fe-mysteriously-receives-baskets-of-black-fruits
  • 05-Fe-has-a-mark-on-her-face-made-by-Dante
  • 07-Fe-seeks-protection-from-Arturo
  • 08-Love-triangle-between-Fe-Gie-and-Dante
  • 09-Fe-and-Gie-harvest-rattan-(low-res-only)
  • 10-Fe-and-Arturo-consult-with-the-local-albularyo
  • 11-Fe-discusses-with-a-coworker-Arturo's-past
  • 12-Fe-senses-that-someone-is-watcher-her
  • 15-Fe-with-other-workers-resting-after-harvesting-rattan
  • 14-Someone-or-something-beckons-Fe-to-her-window
  • 13-The-first-appearance-of-the-mysterious-suitor