After a particularly strong squall, a sleepy fishing village in a tiny island in Southern Tagalog wakes up to an astonishing sight – their sea has turned red. Floating on their waters are thousands of apples. No one knows where it came from. Some see it as a bad omen from the baconaua – a creature of myth. A few thinks it is a miracle from heaven, while others fear a more sinister source.Young provincial lass Divina, sees it as a mere distraction as he mulls whether to have her father, who went missing at sea three months ago, declared officially dead. The villagers nag her about participating in ancient rituals to appease the sea, while her young siblings navigate a complicated adolescence in an impoverished community sitting in the Verde Passage where mysticism and harsh realities are the way of life.