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Institute of Contemporary Arts
Verdict, dir. Raymund Ribay Gutierrez, Philippines / France 2019, 126 min., English and Filipino with English subtitles

Arriving home drunk one night, Dante viciously attacks Joy, his wife, in front of the couple’s six-year-old daughter. To protect herself and her child, Joy flees to file a complaint with the police. As she journeys from station house to clinic to courtroom, Joy’s search for justice constantly comes up against Dante’s struggle to evade it – and against a system weighted firmly against her. 

Filipino writer-director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s auspicious feature debut is a captivating legal procedural that follows a Manila domestic violence case from inception to completion. Delivered with urgency and guided by compassion, Verdict takes a hard look at the myriad ways in which bureaucracy and patriarchal tradition can combine to endanger a woman’s safety.
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07:00 pm
Tue, 06 Apr 2021
Cinema 3
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