Senator Imee Marcos: “Ang masasabi ko lamang para sa panig ko, it’s a work of truth. Hangga’t maari, lahat ay accurate at historically correct.”
SENATOR IMEE MARCOS — Amidst accusations that the “Maid in Malacañang” film was attempting to revise the history, the senator said on Wednesday that the said film is a “work of truth”.
The senator, in an interview at the Senate on Wednesday, encouraged the public (including critics) to watch the film first before they make any comments about the movie.
According to the senator, it’s up to those who watched the movie to judge if the said film is a work of art or not.
“Nasa mga manood ang paghuhusga kung work of art siya o kung hindi. Pero ang masasabi ko lamang para sa panig ko, it’s a work of truth. Hangga’t maari, lahat ay accurate at historically correct,” the senator said.
The senator also wondered why critics rushed to condemn the film as historical revisionism when they had not seen the movie since the screening started only on Wednesday, August 3.
Senator Imee added that it would be the first time that Filipinos will get a glimpse of what actually happened at the Palace during their family’s last days in power.
She also said that she hoped the film could start a public discussion on what happened during that time.
Meanwhile, Director Darryl Yap was thankful to the senator for giving the license and approval to the movie, which aimed to bring the “missing piece in our history”. He claimed that the script is “very accurate” minus a cinematic appeal and a little entertainment value.
“You just have to watch the movie. Just like what Sen. Imee said, it’s not revisionism, but just adding facts and another chunk of real history to the story,” Yap said.
Philippine Star reported that the said movie is an amalgamation of all the question-and-answer portion of the director to the senator.