Love draws out one’s innermost desires, compels one to do the impossible.
It is also love that pushes a woman to seek revenge on her husband.
When a wife discovers that her husband is unfaithful, she takes to a candle peddler and prays vengeance on him and his kept lover. Now stricken by coma, her husband withers next to a breathing machine.
As her husband’s secret affair is revealed, her heart becomes shrouded with hate and malevolence.
She may never return.
‘Liyab’ won the top prize in the short film category at three film festivals in the Philippines – Film Academy Award, Cinemanila and at the Gawad. Sockie’s debut short film was also selected to screen at Tous de le Monde at the Cannes Film Festival.