We come for Filipino high school films for nostalgia, but we stay for the character growth and universal message it slaps on our fresh-from-Renaissance faces.
That’s exactly what coming-of-age film “Pisay” promises. Thirteen years after its release, Auraeus Solito film is now part of virtual cinema MOOV’s film catalog. “Mga erp, we are streaming #PisayMovie this December on MOOV!!!” Cinema Centenario announced on Twitter. BRB, blasting “Egis Erp” in my room.
Set in the 1980s, “Pisay” follows six teenagers who experience a slice of the real world—both the happiness and WTF-inducing parts—upon entering Philippine Science High School.
As “gifted” students of the top school in the country, they take on the challenge of college-level courses of math, biology, chemistry and physics.
[NOW SHOWING ON MOOV BY CINEMA CENTENARIO]
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— Cinema Centenario (@PHCinema100) December 15, 2020
But apart from that, this film also allows us a look at how high school life was during the Marcos regime. How did Martial Law affect the youth?
Here’s a sample classroom lecture:
“Kaya kayong mga mag-aaral, tungkulin ninyong palayain ang inyong pag-iisip. Gumawa kayo ng orihinal na pananaliksik, ‘…
To watch “Pisay” on MOOV for P220, click here.
Still from “Pisay”