MARIQUINA

By Milo SOGUECO

TEN17P - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

Unlike the former Philippine First Lady, Imelda is indifferent to shoes. To her, they are fraught with the bittersweet nostalgia of childhood, one that was marred by a difficult relationship with her shoe-maker father, Romeo. Growing up, all of hers were handmade by him. Now a mature woman, she tak

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2014
New currents
Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2014
New Breed - Best Supporting Actress
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PHILIPPINES
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Milo SOGUECO
    • Writer(s)
    • Jerrold TAROG
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul SORIANO, Ernest ESCALER, Marie PINEDA, Jaime DE LOS ANGELES
    • Synopsis
    • Mariquina tells the bittersweet story of IMELDA GUEVARRA, a successful businesswoman, who grew up with an emotionally distant father, ROMEO, a once recognized shoemaker who lost both his shoe factory and his beloved wife. When Imelda is informed about her father’s death, she tentatively proceeds with the funeral preparations. Her search for the last perfect pair of shoes serves as the catalyst that opens up old wounds. It also unlocks memories of growing up in awe at how her father could transform a sheet of leather into something perfect to wear on her feet, igniting recollections of why her mother, LEONOR, left them.

      The rise, fall and revival of shoemaking in Marikina, the footwear capital of the Philippines are unravelled through the story of Imelda and Romeo. The father-daughter struggle illustrates the challenge of a nation trying to re-establish its identity. Eventually, Imelda takes that important step to confront the truths about herself and the father she must lay to rest. What she finds is far more valuable than a pair of shoes. She discovers her soul.
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