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A depressed college student seeks psychiatric help from her parents but they have other plans in mind.


Ophelia is a short film about a depressed college student who seeks psychiatric help from her parents, but they opt for alternative ways of consoling her. The film features a talented cast of Rea Molina, Angelina Kanapi, and veteran actor Soliman Cruz. “Ophelia” tackles mental health issues in the Philippines and how a middle-class family approaches them. “Ophelia” focuses on the perspective of the person suffering from depression while highlighting the effects of depression on their family. Thus, emphasizing that mental health is not just an individual’s struggle but a much larger issue that affects people around them. “Ophelia” may be a simple short film about a family, but it presents itself as a microcosm of a more significant sociological issue in the Philippines. “Ophelia” is Celina Mae Medina’s thesis short film at Mapua University which garnered multiple awards and recognition in intercollegiate film competitions and local and international film festivals.

Written and Directed by: Celina Mae Medina

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