CLOSER  TO  HOME

Joseph Nobile's Closer to Home  now on DVD

Filipina in Luzon Philippines marries American

 

 

2 hour high quality DVD movie with great story as well as much about life in small towns in Philippines. I highly recommend it,   Jean Closer to Home - Finally, a great award winning movie that realistically shows life in the Philippines today. See the daily life of a small town family. Their relationships, hardships and joys. See their home, their town and the countryside with over 25 locations included.
Then see how and why this pretty Filipina teenager meets an older American man, their courtship, marriage and how she copes with the USA culture shock the first few months after she arrives in the USA.
This is the movie we have been waiting on and I recommend it highly.  I have made arrangements directly with the film company in NYC to ship this high quality 2 hour DVD directly to you.  It's better than a Philippines travel video. Or other Asian travel guide, video, dvd, film, movie or book.  See photo gallery, reviews and screen capture pictures below.
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Dalisay and Lucing share an intimate moment the night before she departs for New York
Synopsis
Joseph Nobile's Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Seventeen year old Dalisay struggles to journey from the Luzon province south of Manila in the Philippines countryside to New York City to marry Dean, an ex-merchant marine
She’s hoping to buy a cure for her dying Filipina sister and, ultimately, a future for her debt-ridden Filipino family, while the American hopes to escape his disintegrating American family through love and a family of his own with a mailorderbride.  A powerful, controversial film that quietly builds to a shattering collision of aspirations and cultures.
Our star Dalisay with her father and two younger sisters at Taal Lake  
Closer to Home  --  REVIEWS
A critically acclaimed film featured in over 26 international film festivals in 16 countries and the critics agree...
"...a creative and rewarding juxtaposition of two cultures, two families and two interesting individuals...a new look at the Filipino-American relationship..." 
"...so beautifully, so convincingly and honestly presented one cannot help but be touched"
"This strong, effective social drama cross-cuts between the cultures of the Philippines (richly observed) and the United States  to give a recognizable if not always heartening portrait of the complexities of contemporaneous world relationships that evolve 'when strangers meet'."
 
Dean tries to comfort a troubled Dalisay after more bad news from homeDalisay's photograph sent to the New York City marriage broker
Dalisay and her Dad take a ride down to Taal Lake to talk to Magno's brother, Nanding
Filming Locations for Closer to Home
Batangas, Luzon, Philippines 
 Laguna, Luzon, Philippines    Taal Lake - Taal Volcano
 Metro Manila, Luzon, Philippines 
Quezon, Luzon, Philippines
New York City, USA
Dalisay and her mother comfort a sick Luningning outside their home

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DVD  Technical  Information:
Language in English and Filipino (Tagalog)
English sub-titles included where needed 
Closer to Home is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1 for American TVs (fills the whole screen). This new digital transfer to DVD was created on a professional Ursa Diamond Y-front with DaVinci 888 color correction Telecine from a pristine master. 
The soundtrack was created from 35mm magnetic audio masters which was re-recorded on Dolby Digital A to a two-channel playback 
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Closer to Home - - 2 hour high quality DVD movie with great love story as well as much about life in smal towns in Philippines.  I highly recommend it, Jean
Closer to Home - - 2 hour high quality DVD movie with great story as well as much about life in small towns in Philippines. I highly recommend it,   Jean  
 
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I have made arrangements directly with the film company in NYC to ship this high quality 2 hour DVD directly to you.  Jean

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More  Scenes  from   "Closer to Home" DVD
Even at age 17 Dalisay works hard to help family and sick sister In landlords nice home Dalisay goes with Father to ask for needed loan of money
Garment Factory where Dalisay works Dalisay & Father ask landlord for loan
Dalisay is led to believe a marriage broker can help solve family money problems but is humiliated when inspected like cow Humiliation continues when crooked marriage broker tries to take advantage of Dalisay's innocence
Dalisay "inspected" by marriage broker in Manila nightclub Marriage broker tries to take advantage
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Closer to Home - - 2 hour high quality DVD movie with great love story as well as much about life in smal towns in Philippines.  I highly recommend it, Jean

Finally, a great movie that realistically shows life in the Philippines today. See the daily life of a small town family. Their relationships, hardships and joys. See their home, their town and the countryside with over 25 locations included.  $19.89   ($2.95 s&h charge) 

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At the request of many, I have made a 90 minute DVD featuring 7 friends & myself just being ourselves.  This is meant as a way for you to see Filipina personalities & get to know us better.  In part of the movie we are dressed-up for a party, part we are casual, part dressed for Church and part in our nightgowns as party is a 2 day sleepover. Rest is  a surprise bonus!  $24.98   (No s&h charge) 

   
 
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