Three siblings deal with the loss of their father while ominous signs befall their village.
Like last year’s Tuos, Baconaua stands out for its breathtaking visuals of Marinduque’s seascape, which it manages to display despite the gloomy tone that it sets.
Acting is on point, especially lead actress Elora Espano. Veteran actors in supporting roles are always a welcome treat.
Midway, it’s still unclear where the film is headed, and I was quite sure it’s going the supernatural route. Where the plot is taken, although timely, feels unexpected and was established far too late for it to become more impactful.