• LimbunanThe bridal quarter
    Gutierrez Mangansakan II Films 2010
  • LimbunanThe bridal quarter
    Gutierrez Mangansakan II Films 2010
  • LimbunanThe bridal quarter
    Gutierrez Mangansakan II Films 2010
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Films 2010


by Gutierrez Mangansakan II / Philippines 2010 / 83' / closing film out of competition

Cast and credits

Original title / Limbunan

English title / The bridal quarter

Director / Gutierrez Mangansakan II

Screenplay / Gutierrez Mangansakan II

Cinematography / McRobert Nacario

Editing / Dempster Samarista

Music / Waway Linsahay Saway

Sound / Dempster Samarista

Costumes / John Philip Matalam

Art direction / Paramata Endawan

Cast / Jea Lyka Cinco (Ayesah), Tetchie Agbayani (Farida), Joem Bascon (Maguid), Mayka Lintongan (Amina), Jamie Unte (Saripa) ,Chico Christian Pace (Aladin), Gus Miclat (Malindata), Tristan Ace Galeos (Hussein), Jetrose Bongell (Zandra)

Executive producer / Gutierrez Mangansakan II

Production company / Bidadali House

Format / Dcp, colour, 16:9

Runtime / 83′


16-year-old Ayesah is betrothed against her will to a man she has never met, the son of a rich and powerful Muslim family. She is bluntly informed of this decision by her macho father, who recently married for the second time against the will of his first wife Amina. According to Maguindanao tradition, the future bride has to spend a whole month alone in her room, preparing for the marriage, taking care of her body and choosing the dress. The person assigned to assist her is spinster Aunt Farida, while Ayesah’s little sister, 8-year-old Saripa, wanders around the countryside and along the river, living her childhood with a freedom now denied to her sister sister. Meanwhile, after a long absence, Ayesah’s first love, Maguid, comes back to the village.

The director

Born in 1976 during the struggles between the Philippines Government and Muslim secessionists, Gutierrez Mangansakan II is a photographer, producer, journalist, writer and poet, besides being director of documentaries such as House Under the Crescent Moon (2002), winner of the Cultural Centre of the Philippines Prize for Independent Film and Video. A native of the city of Pagalungan, in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, he was appointed Defender of Cultural Heritage in the 2005 edition of the Fookien Times Philippines Yearbook thanks to his commitment in defence of the ancient Maguindanao tradition. He’s already the author of the short fiction Tea with Salman Rushdie (2005).