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Director  Manuel Silos
Music director  Juan Silos Jr.
Language  Filipino (Tagalog)
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  Philippines
Blessings of the Land movie poster
Writer  Celso Al Carunungan, Pablo Naval
Release date  16 December 1959 (1959-12-16)
Initial release  December 16, 1959 (Philippines)
Screenplay  Celso Al. Carunungan, Pablo Naval
Cast  Rosa Rosal (Maria), Leroy Salvador (Miguel), Carmencita Abad (Gloria), Carlos Padilla Jr. (Arturo), Marita Zobel (Angelita), Joseph de Cordova (Bruno)
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Blessings of the Land (Tagalog: Biyaya ng lupa) is a 1959 Filipino drama film directed by Manuel Silos. It was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival. The film won Best Picture and Best Story from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences. In 1960, it was shown at the Asian Film Festival held in Tokyo. The story was written by Celso Al. Carunungan, while the screenplay was written by Carunungan together with Pablo Naval. The movie was produced by LVN Pictures.


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The film is a melodrama about the life of a Filipino couple residing in a village. The couple's deaf-mute son, Miguel, is tested and "must rise above his handicap" after the tragedies experienced by the family.

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Maria and Jose begin their married life by establishing a countryside orchard of lanzones. They soon have four children, namely Miguel, Arturo, Angelita, and Lito. They live happily in the community, until Bruno comes along; he is a widower believed to have killed his own wife. Bruno wants to remarry and courts Choleng, a niece of Jose. Choleng dies by falling from a cliff while trying to evade Bruno. Bruno goes to the mountains to hide from the angry villagers, then returns and rapes Jose's daughter, Angelita. Together with the villagers, Jose pursues Bruno but is shot by the latter.

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Jose’s son, Arturo, goes to Manila, while Jose’s other son Miguel (the deaf and mute) courts Gloria, a woman in the village. Arturo returns from Manila accompanied by a woman from the city. Arturo succeeds in convincing his mother, Maria, to mortgage the rice fields before going back to Manila.

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A landowner from another town hires Bruno to destroy the lanzones harvest of Maria’s family. Bruno and his group fail because of the villagers. Miguel kills Bruno. Arturo comes back from Manila and reconciles with his family.


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  • Rosa Rosal as Maria
  • Leroy Salvador as Miguel
  • Tony Santos, Sr. (as Tony Santos) as Jose
  • Carmencita Abad as Gloria
  • Carlos Padilla, Jr. as Arturo
  • Marita Zobel as Angelita
  • Joseph de Cordova as Bruno
  • Danilo Jurado as Lito
  • Carmen Del Ocampo
  • Miguel Lopez
  • Mario Roldan
  • Tony Dantes
  • Jerry Reyes
  • Mila Ocampo as Choleng
  • Pedro Faustino

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