as much as i loved Takaw Tukso i can't help but mention the little seen follow up 'Di Maghilom Ang Sugat. the film which followed the journey of a young man Gino Antonio who just lost his wife Cristina Crisol (in probably the best performance of her entire career) in search of himself and finding love this time with a more aggressive woman Anna Marie Gutierrez. the movie maybe too straightforward and took a totally different path in its storytelling unlike Takaw Tukso but screenwriter Armando Lao & director William Pascual manages to convey their message effectively. it's like David Lynch after a series of weird films like Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart & Twin Peaks took a detour and directed The Straight Story. going back to 'Di Maghilom, the film boasts of strong performances. Gino Antonio's melancholic portrayal of the husband sheds a different light into the kind of acting he showed in Chito Rono's Private Show & Takaw Tukso. he was quiet in most of the movie, detached, a mere observer. the hurt in his eyes continues to build up until the final confrontation scene with Anna Marie where he let go of all his emotions. Gutierrez on the other hand, overshadowed by Jaclyn Jose in Takaw Tukso is given the rare chance to redeem herself. here she exudes confidence. the stronger of the two main characters you would feel for her when she gets rejected by Gino but never feel sorry because she's in complete control of herself. i enjoyed this film more than Takaw for its simplicity. unfortunately, in as much as it got rave reviews when it was shown. it never won any awards. this film is worth another look just to show that this kind of filmmaking is what's lacking in movies nowadays.