15 mins

In sickness and in health, should marriage really be an unconditional partnership that should never be broken?

As He Sleeps (Mientras Su Durmida)

Christina, in her 30s, is married to Hector, a husband who’s paralyzed and therefore physically incompetent to consummate their marriage. She wants to liberate herself from a sexless union. Her needs as a woman are unfulfilled. But her love for Hector, and her commitment to him coupled with the dictates of her faith and marital vows, and her sympathy and care for her husband keeps her in “cage of marriage,” where she suffers in melancholic solitude, yet contemplates on freedom and rediscovering her true worth.

  • Best Short Film: SHORT FORM International Film Festival, Serbia
  • Best Director: Cinemalaya Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Asiatica Rome Film Festival, 2012
  • Official Selection: Asian American Film Festival, 2013
  • Official Selection: Fribourg International Film Festival, 2013

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