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Summer Heat

Directed by Brillante Mendoza

Philippines, 2006

Cornerhouse, 13 November 2011


You could call this one Three Sisters instead, though it is not quite Chekhov.

An element is assigned to each sister (wind, fire and water are the elements of choice) and this describes or determines the kind of story that is told.  Despite – or, who knows, perhaps because of – this schematic structure, the stories are fairly involving.  One sister’s a newly wed, another is married but having an affair, the third one is gay.  What you’ll discover is that Fire refers also to the bloody back of a flagellant, Water to the tears of bereavement.

Kaleldo was shown as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 11 Film Programme.  Forthcoming films can be seen here.