(The Restored Version)
Directed by: Ishmael Bernal
Date: December 2012
Best Film of all Time from the Asia-Pacific Region in the 2008 CNN Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Written by Ricky Lee, "Himala" is the first film to be restored in HD quality by the ABS-CBN Restoration Project in partnership with Central Digital Lab Inc.
Himala is the story of Elsa, a barrio lass whose visions of the Virgin Mary change her life and cause a sensation hysteria in a poor, isolated nothern village in the midst of drought. The film is centred on the issues of religious faith and faithlessness, morality, and truth. Elsa, in her speech on the hill, delivered the film's (and Aunor's) most famous line:
"Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao, nasa puso nating lahat! Tayo ang gumagawa ng mga himala! Tayo ang gumagawa ng mga sumpa at ng mga diyos...""
("There are no miracles! Miracles are in people's hearts, in all our hearts! We are the ones who make miracles! We are the ones who make curses, and gods...")