Before he became a film director, Ishmael Bernal was a film critic. This book is a compilation of his essays on the "bomba", a 1970s genre of sex-oriented films, and how it was an inevitable outcome of the film industry's crises, riddled as it was with cliches and lack of depth. In the process, the critic talks about the possibilities of breaking this system of making towards doing films better.
Everything's Fine, Philippines
Softcover / 6.25 x 4.4 inches / 52 pages / BW