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by Brillante Mendoza


A Manilla, two elderly women find themselves confronted by a shared drama: Lola Sepia has just lost her grandson, stabbed to death by a cellphone thief; Lola Puring is the grandmother of the young murderer who is awaiting trial. One needs money to provide her grandson with a decent funeral, while the other fights to get her own grandson out of jail. Wandering through the city's streets under pounding rain, they both struggle indefatigably for their respective family's salvation.

international title: Grandmother
original title: Lola
country: France, Philippines
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Brillante Mendoza
film run: 110'
release date: FR 05/05/2010, DE 15/07/2010, ES 03/12/2010
screenplay: Linda Casimiro
cast: Anita Linda, Rustica Carpio, Tanya Gomez, Jhong Hilario, Ketchup Eusebio, Benjie Filomeno
cinematography by: Odyssey Flores
film editing: Kats Serraon
art director: Dante Mendoza
music: Teresa Barrozo
producer: Ferdinand Lapuz, Freddy Braidy
production: Swift Productions, Centerstage Productions (PH)
distributor: Swift, Rapid Eye Movies
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