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Movie of the Day: Verdict (2019) by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

This sensitive and harrowing portrait of domestic abuse looks at how the justice system fails women.The Philippines’ submission for Best International Film at the Oscars follows a Manila woman’s tortuous fight for justice. The film opens with Joy’s husband hitting her and their daughter Angel in a drunken rage. She reports this latest attack to the police and finds herself navigating a labyrinth of unfeeling bureaucracy. Director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez succeeds in gracefully balancing scenes of intense brutality with a profound sense of empathy. 10 wins and 23 nominations international film festivals. Link IMDB: Link Review: Link to watch:

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