When I first started watching it, I was put off by the choppy sound and sometimes odd close-ups that were far grainier than the usually stunning quality of most of the cinematography. But the story kept me going and moved with a relatively fast pace, which ensured that I stuck around for a bit. I was very quickly endeared to the main characters and I wanted to know the resolution to their story.
Faraway, the story of a young woman searching for a mysterious people, was actually a pretty great film. Once the characters were out amongst the Philippine countryside, my eyes were blown away. They really took advantage of this amazing location and the film gets at least two stars for so beautifully capturing the beautiful landscapes and local villages. I really loved the beauty of it all.