Naked Under the Moon

1999 Drama | Romance

A family fights an uphill battle against poverty and the cruelties of fate in this drama. Lauro Pajaron (Joel Torre) has fallen on hard times after leaving the priesthood to have a family and start his own business. Bankrupt and with few options, Lauro and his emotionally fragile wife Clara (Elizabeth Oropesa) move back to their hometown to scrape together a living making charcoal. Uncle Domeng (Richard Joson), who is mildly retarded along with being unable to hear or speak, helps watch over Lauro and Clara's two daughters, Lerma (Klaudia Koronel), whose chronic sleepwalking led to her being sexually abused by a strange man, and Agnes (Isabel Granada), who stands witness to her family's trials. Hubad sa Ilaim ng Buwan was an entry at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide