Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
A long-standing and bitter sibling rivalry between disparate sisters provides the basis of this melodrama from Filipino filmmaker Carlos Siguion-Reyna. Jacinta, has spent her entire life in her home village taking care of her parents and her husband. Though she seems to do it willingly, Jacinta bitterly resents her lot in life and will tell anyone who cares to listen how badly she has been treated and how little her parents and spouse appreciate her. The woman is most angry at lovely, more sophisticated sister Clarita who left the village a decade before. Real conflict erupts when Clarita comes back with her husband to make peace with her past and deal with her sister. As the two sisters wrangle, flashbacks provide insight into their grim upbringing. Certain secrets are revealed during these arguments and they cause the family to disintegrate.
family-separation, rival, secrets, sibling, sister