''Aparisyon'' () is a 2012 Filipino psychological drama by Isabel Sandoval. The film is Sandoval's second feature. It is a story about nuns in the period immediately preceding the declaration of martial law by Ferdinand Marcos.Erica Gonzales,
Director Isabel Sandoval Wants to Shed Light on Invisible Women
, February 24, 2021, ''Harper's Bazaar''
It is one of the official entries for the New Breed Full Length Feature Category in 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, Cinemalaya 2012. ''Aparisyon'' was invited to film festivals around the world, including Deauville Asian Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. At the Hawaii International Film Festival, the film won the NETPAC Award "for its courageous exploration of religious faith, guilt and forgiveness through masterful storytelling and visual imagery". The film was also nominated for the New Currents Award at the 17th Busan International Film Festival, 2012 Busan International Film Festival. As of 2021, along with ''Señorita'', it is available for streaming through the The Criterion Collection, Criterion Channel.In ‘Apparition,’ a Philippine Drama, Nuns Face Civil Strife
, May 9, 2021, ''The Criterion Collection''


Set in 1971, the sisters of the Adoration monastery in a remote town in Rizal in the Philippines lead quiet and peaceful lives.Jeannette Catsoulis,
In ‘Apparition,’ a Philippine Drama, Nuns Face Civil Strife
, July 9, 2013, ''New York Times''
Remy (Mylene Dizon), an extern nun who is able to leave the monastery from time to time to do errands for the other nuns, learns from her mother that her activist brother is missing. She asks Mother Superior Ruth (Cuyugan-Asensio) for an indefinite leave of absence to help her family search for her brother. When her request is turned down, she starts secretly attending meetings of families with missing relatives. Lourdes (Jodi Sta. Maria) becomes an extern too to go with Remy to attend a meeting.Apparition (Aparisyon): Busan Review
, October 7, 2012, ''Hollywood Reporter''
They fall victim to violence on their way back.


*Jodi Sta. Maria as Sister Lourdes *Mylene Dizon as Sister Remy *Fides Cuyugan-Asensio as Mother Superior *Raquel Villavicencio as Sister Vera *Maria Monica Reyes as Sister Emilia


;2012 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival *Best Sound *Nominated-Best Film Deauville Film Festival *Audience Award *Nominated-Best Film Hawaii International Film Festival *NETPAC Award Pusan International Film Festival *Nominated-New Currents Award ;2013 Young Critics Circle *Nominated **Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role (Fides Cuyugan-Asensio) **Best Editing (Jerrold Tarog and Isabel Sandoval) **Best Screenplay (Isabel Sandoval and Jerry Gracio) Gawad Urian, Gawad Urian Awards 2013 *Nominated **Best Actress (Jodi Sta. Maria) **Best Supporting Actress (Mylene Dizon) **Best Supporting Actress (Raquel Villavicencio)



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* {{DEFAULTSORT:Aparisyon Philippine films Philippine psychological drama films Films set in 1971 2012 films Tagalog-language films