Showing in cinema: December 25, 2016
Director: Erik Matti
Stars: Rhed Bustamante, Neil Ryan Sese, Ronnie Alonte
MTRCB: Rated R-13

In 1947 those aspiring to be priest, are sent to a remote convent to live in seclusion(Seklusyon) on the last day of their training. The purpose is to shield them from evil of the world. The plot thickens when a mysterious young girl comes to the convent but the question is whether she is really sent by God or by the Evil. This is the challenge awaits the candidates.
– Written by akosijesu



In a confined haven some place in Quezon area, four youthful ministers – played by newcomers Ronnie Alonte, Dominic Roque, John Vic de Guzman, and JR Versales – segregate themselves from the world as a trial of confidence before they are appointed as clerics. As per conventional convictions, they should triumph over enticement before they turn out to be full promised clerics.

Likewise in the cast are Neil Ryan Sese, Lou Veloso, Jerry O’Hara, Teroy Guzman, and Phoebe Walker.

Seklusyon handles not only showdowns with the four young fellows’ internal evil spirits, however the fight against demon who appears as a young lady named, humorously, Angela (nine-year-old on-screen character Rhed Bustamante).

What’s more, the overlooked details are the main problem, as well. In spite of the fact that most of the film is set in a dim room, Seklusyon is a showcase of good cinematography and astounding lighting because of executive of photography Neil Bion (Catnip and Walang Katapusang Kwarto).

The film and its exacting dim setting may at first give its group of onlookers the chills, yet after the alarms comes the scarier question: Could the demon be standing just before my eyes? Before hitting nearby silver screens for the Metro Manila Film Fest, Seklusyon had made its worldwide presentation at the Macau International Film Festival and has gotten awesome surveys. Clarence Tsui of The Hollywood Reporter composed: “Erik Matti’s demon pervaded blood and gore movie may be set in a far-flung religious community in 1947, yet it could without much of a stretch serve as a story of how the world stands in 2016, a year where flippant populists have discovered support with naive populaces around the world.”

All things considered, the film utilizes the Biblical section Matthew 24:24 – “For false saviors and false prophets will show up and perform extraordinary signs and ponders to swindle, if conceivable, even the choose” – shows up on the screen as one of the ministers peruses a letter.

As the film’s closure contends, false prophets and incredible fakers can control the resigned and they can even be put in places of force. – Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman

MTRCB Rating: R-13

*Starting Dec. 27 until Jan. 3, tickets to Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 passages Sunday Beauty Queen, Oro, Kabisera, and Saving Sally will have a markdown of 30% for understudies, people with inabilities, and senior residents.

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