The 1982 multi award winning Filipino film, Ora Plata Mata, has been restored and digitally remastered. It is currently showing in cinemas around the Philippines. The meaning of the film is “Gold, Silver and Bad Luck.” Or some say the meaning is “Gold, Silver and Death.”
Ora Plata Mata is critically acclaimed, worldwide, to be the most significant Filipino film ever made, so you gotta see it, right? Filmed on the island of Negros, the film is about the lives of two haciendero families and the hardships they endured during World War II. Hardships, including violence and death, which would change their lives forever.
Above are two famous houses in the Bacolod area which were used during the filming of Ora Plata Mata.
Bacolod’s own Peque Gallaga is an award winning filmmaker, who Directed the film, Ora Plata Mata.
There are several among actors and actresses in Ora Plata Mata who are still active and well known in Philippines films since the 1982 filming. In the film, Cherie Gil portrays the character, Trinidad “Trining” Ojeda and Joel Torre portrays the character, Miguel Lorenzo. Liza Lorena won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her portrayal of the character, Nena Ojeda in Ora Plata Mata.
Ora Plata Mata is a great film, which I highly recommend watching.