WATCH: Ricky Lee’s new book trailers directed by Lav Diaz
Starring Charo Santos, Agot Isidro, and Joem Bascon
Feb 28, 2018
In three-minute black and white shorts, filmmaker Lav Diaz attempted to capture the narrative and emotions outpouring from writer Ricky Lee’s third novel Bahay Ni Marta.
The trailers, which are posted on Facebook, feature actor and actresses Joem Bascon, Charo Santos, and Agot Isidro dramatically reading and acting select parts of the novel.
“Unang basa ko pa lang, alam ko nang obra maestra ang Bahay ni Marta,” says Lav Diaz on the book.
The book, which will be launched on Mar. 10 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa, Manila, follows the first-person storytelling of Bahay (Santos), the house where Marta (Isidro) and Tomas (Bascon) used to live in. Bahay reveals to its unexpected visitor the tales inside the house including its own yearning and craving for Marta.
“Karamihan diyan, patuloy ng bahay, sasabihin, bahay lang ‘yan, wala naman ‘yang damdamin. Pero nasasaktan din kami. Kapag di kami inaasikaso, kapag di kami minamahal, sadya naming sinisira ang mga sarili namin, nabubulok kami, inaagiw, inaanay. Pero kapag inaalagaan, minamahal, kapag tama ang paglalampaso sa amin, kumikinang kami at nalilibugan,” says Bahay.
Featured image courtesy of Bahay ni Marta on Facebook
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