courtesy of quarkhenares
The closing film of Cinemalaya 2011 is Quark Henares’ “Rakenrol“.
Before Quark goes on a long sabbatical from filmmaking to pursue higher studies in the US, he offers this movie that deals on the Filipinos’ love for music, love for life, and love for love.
At first glance, it looks like something tailor made for the rock-and-roll persona in all of us. But I think it actually goes beyond that and delves deeper on the angst-ridden airwaves running through the minds of the youth (35 years old and below) while experiencing the joy & pain of pure love.
“Rakenrol” stars Jason Abalos, Glaiza de Castro, Diether Ocampo, Alwyn Uytingco, Ketchup Eusebio and Matet de Leon. Director Quark Henares collaborated on the screenplay with Diego Castillo. It will be screened at the CCP Main Theatre on July 23, 9pm. If you want to watch, good luck with getting a ticket because it might be close to sold out by now.
But I’m sure it will have post-festival limited runs either at Greenbelt or the other multiplexes in the metro.
video courtesy of ABSCBNOnline
The 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will start on Christmas Day, December 25 as eight (8) new Filipino movies will flood all the multiplexes nationwide. The only new twist this year is that five (5) indie flicks will be exhibited in Cinema 3 of Robinson’s Galleria Movieworld simultaneous with the festival.
One of the entries (and one of 3 bets of Star Cinema) is “Dalaw” (Visit) which aims to scare the hell out of the moviegoers during the Holiday Season. It stars the ‘Queen of Horror Films’ – Kris Aquino – in a role that is supposed to be more physically demanding than what she did in “Sukob” and “Feng Shui”. In it, she stars with Diether Ocampo, Karylle, Alessandra de Rossi, Empress Schuck Maliksi Morales and Gina Pareno.
Directed by Dondon S. Santos (‘Noy’), “Dalaw” is out to make it to the Top 3 moneymakers in the MMFF.
Here are photos from the Bench/Uncut Denim & Underwear Show held last July 2, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum. Many thanks to Photographer Fritz Tentativa and his website. Enjoy!
Comedienne Pokwang and her posse'
JC de Vera with the gorgeous Georgina Wilson on the right.
Kris Bernal, Diether Ocampo & Coco Martin on the foreground.
Zanjoe Marudo (in black) with (L-R) Gerald Anderson, Karylle, Kim Chiu, Vina Morales & Christian Bautista
More of the Bench models who provided the sizzles!
They may not be the main models but they certainly gave the show more spiciness!
The underwear models who did the Africa segment.
All-time favorite Bench model Jon Hall
Jake Cuenca closed the show, but I couldn't post his more revealing shot after removing the huge cape and classic brief. LOL!
Bench Owner & President Ben Chan acknowledging the applause during the show's curtain call.
Once more, thanks to Mr. Fritz Tentativa for the images above. If you want to see more, you can click HERE. 😉