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Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal and a Whore

Friday 22nd April, 2016

Birmingham and Midland Institute | 21:00

Ruined Heart is a visceral love story full of sex, violence and crime with one of the best soundtracks we’ve heard in a long time.

The 46th feature film (yep, count ‘em) from the Godfather of Filipino filmmaking, Ruined Heart is a visceral love story full of sex, violence and crime with one of the best soundtracks we’ve heard in a long time. Although the title suggests a tired subject, there’s nothing flagging about the film itself. Bursting with vigour and energy, things move at a brisk pace, and as the director himself says, “Incidents unfold like a daydream or a nightmare. You don’t remember the details, but you remember the feeling. Above all you remember the music.” To top things off, Christopher Doyle’s (In the Mood for Love) gorgeously woozy cinematography is the multi-coloured icing on the cake.

Dir: Khavn de la Cruz

Philippines/Germany 2014, 73 mins Cert: 15*

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