In the Navel of the Sea

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In the Navel of the Sea

midwife teacher reputation woman director sterile

In the Navel of the Sea

Release Date: June 24, 1998

Year    :   1998
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   GMA Films, Film Experts
Director    :   Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Jun Robles Lana
RunTime    :   113 mins.

In a remote fishing island in the 50's, Pepito grows up learning the trade of his mother, Rosa, the only midwife capable of delivering the newborn babies of their community. At first, the young son doesn't mind the unusual arrangement, but as he grows older, he begins to resist the role traditionally meant only for women. In time, Pepito's coming of age intersects with the lives of the other islanders, whose beliefs and struggles become critical impetus to his maturity.


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