There will be a special screening tonight before the commercial run by December 4.
courtesy of Iloilo the Movie
This movie will make you cry. That much I can say.
Iloilo the Movie took part in this year’s Cannes Film Festival and walked away with the Camera D’Or Prize for Best First Feature Film. It also won several awards (including Best New Director and Best Supporting Actress) in the recently-concluded Golden Horse Awards for Chinese-language movies.
Catch a special screening tonight at SM Mall of Asia. If you can’t make it, watch out for the commercial run starting December 4.
You will be proud of the performance of Angeli Bayani. And you will be more touched that she plays the true-to-life role of a Filipina nanny (Teresa Sajunia) who raised the film’s director (Anthony Chen) just like her own.
Watch it. 😉
Juana Change with Orlando Sol, one of her leading men in the movie.
If there is one Pinoy Indie flick I am so hyped to watch this 2013, it’s my good friend Mae Paner‘s grand launching vehicle on the big screen, aptly titled “Juana C. the Movie”. Based on the out-of-the-box character ‘Juana Change‘ she made popular online (and on the news) the past year, I expect this one to be the delectably biting satire of a comedic film that is guaranteed to make you read between the lines (or scenes if you will) while laughing your heart out.
And did I say that the whole project is literally and figuratively a labor of love for everyone involved? In fact, I could have asked Ms. Juana C. (whom I love dearly) herself to include your blogger for even a walk-on or bystander part gratis. But their shooting dates went by so quickly that I’ve barely gotten myself out of bed and principal photography has already been completed! Anyways, watch the teaser below…
courtesy of Juana Change
The movie is produced by Raymond Lee and directed by Jade Castro – the duo who gave us the memorably gay box-office hit “Zombadings” two years back. Several film, TV and theatre personalities (like Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro, Nino Muhlach, John James Dy, Orlando Sol, Soxie Topacio, Madlen Nicolas, Liesl Batucan, Annika Dolonius, Angelina Sparks Kanapi, Lauren Novero, Soliman Cruz, Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Jelson Bay, and more) graciously contributed by playing colorful characters that are sure to tickle your funny bones. By the way, the prolific Rody Vera wrote the script so there must be more to it than a long string of punchlines and/or in-your-face slapstick. Add to that Production Designer Reggie Regalado & Cinematographer Mike Manalastas and you have a well-made movie – performance, content and technical aspects included.
From Laganap Productions, Juana C. the Movie is c
umoming your way this summer! 😀
Extra! Extra! “Muli” is now available on DVD! Click on the link HERE!
video courtesy of YouTube/bicyclepix
Gay indie films have flooded the Philippines for quite some time now, and for a good business reason: to insure decent profits. As a result, mediocre outputs have been released one after another chasing quick bucks. Fortunately, one gets to stumble upon a few of the genre that stands out with technical polish, competent acting and engaging screenplay. One such flick is “Muli” (English title: The Affair/or if you literally translate the word, it should be “Again”). Directed by noteworthy indie film director Adolf Alix, Jr. (“Donsol”, “Daybreak”, “Adela” and “Aurora”), the plot is based on the 2007 Palanca Award-Winning Screenplay of Jerry Gracio that delves on the love story between an underground activist/inn keeper and a lawyer in Baguio City within which the complexities, joys and tragedies render proof to the shining power of love.
Muli is from MJM Productions. It stars Sid Lucero and the comebacking Cogie Domingo playing the gay couple. They are ably supported by Marco Alcaraz, Paolo Rivero, Max Eigenmann, Evelyn Vargas, Rocky Salumbides, Angeli Bayani, and introducing Ardie Bascara.
Watch out for the movie’s limited release anytime soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the movie’s special screening at the ongoing Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. 😉