Always Caring, Never Cared For. She’s Crippled By Her Own Marriage.


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As her husband groans yet again, Christina contemplates giving it all up. But the marital vows replay in her head.

Day and night, Christina has to care for her paralysed husband, cleaning him up and feeding him. The work never seems to end; just as she finishes one chore, yet another awaits.

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Her dignity takes another blow when she has to sell their television set to make ends meet.

Only when her husband sleeps is she free to go out. Toying with the idea of liberation, Christina locks eyes with an attractive man at the convenience store. He follows her out the store.

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The next day, the sold television once again sits on the cabinet. Christina’s husband can only imagine what kind of barter his wife might have engaged in to get it back.

Watch ‘As He Sleeps’ by Sheron Dayoc (The Philippines) on Viddsee:

Viewer discretion advised: Contains scenes intended for mature audiences only.

Sheron’s film won two awards — at the Short Form International Film Festival in Serbia (Best Short Film) and at the Cinemalaya Film Festival (Best Director) — and was also screened in Italy, Switzerland and in the US.

His film is part of our Cinema Rehiyon channel on Viddsee.

Cinema Rehiyon Film Festival is the only national festival in the Philippines that showcases regional films from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Now in its 7th edition, the film festival takes place from 6 to 9 August in Cebu City. More information here.

Here’s another look at worn-out marriages. Watch ‘Mansyon’ by Joel Ruiz (The Philippines) on Viddsee, a short drama film about reviving intimacy in a marriage.

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