'Liway' Drops a Fresh Trailer for Its Post-Cinemalaya Release

Here's your best look yet at the story of Kumander Liway.
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It was one of the most well-received films at this year's Cinemalaya Film Festival—one that managed, at some screenings, to get audiences up on their feet, chanting the Marcos era's rallying cries of resistance after the film. Kip Oebanda's Liway, which tells the story of his mother's imprisonment during Martial Law, recently announced a nationwide release in October. The production also announced on the film's Facebook page that this upcoming release would be a re-cut, new and improved version of the one that hit Cinemalaya last August.

Then, after its initial play date had been pushed forward to October 10, the film dropped a new trailer. If you didn't get to catch the film at Cinemalaya, this is your best look at it yet:

Previous teasers of Liway have had very little dialogue, and mostly featured the film's songs (sung beautifully by Glaiza de Castro). This new trailer, though, offers more of the plot: Underground soldiers on the run, conflict between Liway and her husband, her struggle to stand firm in resistance, and the moral questions of giving her child hope in situations that seem to have none.

For updates and screening schedules, stay tuned to the film's official Facebook page.

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