Marilou Diaz Abaya - Filmmaker on a Voyage

The film, written, produced and directed by Mona Lisa Yuchengco is a tribute to the iconic and groundbreaking Filipina filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya. The film explores Marilou’s struggles and triumphs as an artist and also paints a portrait of her as mother, spouse, and educator.

Director: Mona Lisa Yuchengco
Cast: Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Marilou Diaz Abaya - Filmmaker on a Voyage

Director: Mona Lisa Yuchengco
Cast: Marilou Diaz-Abaya

The film, written, produced and directed by Mona Lisa Yuchengco is a tribute to the iconic and groundbreaking Filipina filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya. The film explores Marilou’s struggles and triumphs as an artist and also paints a portrait of her as mother, spouse, and educator.

Written, Produced and Directed by Mona Lisa Yuchengco

A key figure in contemporary Asian cinema, the great Filipino filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya was one of the most successful and inspiring directors, television producers, and teachers that her country has ever seen, responsible for a string of critically acclaimed and commercially popular films from the eighties to her untimely death in October of 2012.

Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s career—from her first films to the foundation of her film academy—as well as her intelligence and drive are on display in this fascinating portrait of the first lady of Philippine cinema.

The film, written, produced and directed by Mona Lisa Yuchengco is a tribute to the iconic and groundbreaking Filipina filmmaker. The film explores Marilou’s struggles and triumphs as an artist and also paints a portrait of her as mother, spouse, and educator. Mona Lisa Yuchengco is also known for her women’s trilogy Brutal (1980), Mortal (1982) and Karnal (1983) as well as Baby Tsina (1984), Jose Rizal (1998), and Muro-Ami (1999).