Ang Tatay Kong Nanay (Dolphy Film Festival)
July 11, 2012
Watch Lino Brocka's Ang Tatay Kong Nanay starring Dolphy and Nino Mulach, the master filmmaker's one collaboration with the near-universally acknowledged King of Philippine Comedy, Dolphy (Rodolfo Vera Quizon). Screen legends working with famed filmmakers rarely if ever create sure bets; it's something of a surprise, then that the resulting picture from these two is so straightforwardly poignant, laced with just enough humor to wriggle past one's defenses.
It's a simple premise: Dioscoro Derecho, a.k.a. Coring (Dolphy) has nurtured a crush for his handsome young friend Dennis (Philip Salvador, Brocka's then newfound protégé). When Dennis appears at Coring's door with a baby and a need to disappear for a while, Coring has no choice but to take in the child, and raise him as best he can.
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