Confrontation Scene Deconstructed

Read Jessica Zafra’s article on ‘Salawahan’ here.


The anti-confrontation scene in Ishmael Bernal’s Salawahan (1979):


Marian: Good morning.

Sylvia: Same to you.

Marian: Aren’t you going to wish me well?

Sylvia: I’m going to wish you what you’re going to wish me.

Marian: Foreign twang. Girlfriend ako ni Gerry.

Sylvia: Same to me.

Marian: Ano’ng gagawin natin ngayon?

Sylvia: Wala.

Marian: Hindi ba tayo magko-confrontation?

Sylvia: Huwag na, nakakatamad eh.

Marian: Okay, I’ll see you.

Sylvia: See you.




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