Remastered 1980s Classic Film ‘Moral’ Streaming in AsPac Film Fest

Philippine cinema classic “Moral” (1982) is among the films participating in the regional True Colors Film Festival (TCFF) in December.

TCFF speaks of the pressing need for greater awareness of differences, acceptance and celebration of human diversity.

TCFF runs online from December 3 to 12 and offers 30 award-winning features and short films from 15 countries including the Philippines.

According TCFF site:

“Moral” is an important feminist film from Asia that weaves together the conversations of four women with much generosity and empathy.

“Moral”was written by Ricky Lee and was directed by Marilou Díaz-Abaya, known for her ability to spotlight socio-political issues from a feminist perspective. The film won Best Screenplay in the 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Restored by ABS-CBN in 2017 as part of a project to digitally remaster select Filipino films, “Moral” is about four women dealing with issues like rape, abortion and sexual freedom in a patriarchal society.

Lorna Tolentino and Gina Alajar in ‘Moral’ (1982)

The 10-day feast of full-length and short films that shine a new light on universal experiences: connection, diversity, hope, dreams and transformation.

All the films that will be made accessible to Asia Pacific for free is about shared human experiences such as connection, hope, dreams, and transformation.

TCFF presented by The Nippon Foundation is a series of performing arts events presented across geographies, in celebration of diversity and inclusion as “One World One Family.” Through festivals since 2006 in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Japan, TCF has presented more than 1,100 performing artists from more than 30 countries and attracted more than 40,000 people.

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