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According to the movie’s website, the film tells the saga of Rosario (Jennylyn Mercado), a young and liberated Filipina in the 1920s who has just arrived from New York, and is spending her vacation in their hacienda.
There, she meets and falls in love with Vicente (Yul Servo), an older man who manages the tobacco plantation owned by Rosario’s family. When Rosario’s father finds out about his daughter’s scandalous affair, he sends Rosario to a convent.
She escapes, and elopes with Vicente to Manila where they raise a family. But Rosario’s life of married bliss slowly crumbles when Vicente becomes ill with tuberculosis, and she is lured to committing adultery. Temptation and scandal still hound Rosario as she continues to defy the moral restrictions of her time.
Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portraitof a woman’s emancipation and the sometimes painful consequencesof following one’s desires.
P.S. “Rosario” is Rated A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. Kudos to Director Albert Martinez and the whole cast & crew!
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The 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival will open on Christmas Day, December 25, but this early, one of the official entries is already creating waves in the industry. “ROSARIO” – a period film about a woman ahead of her time – is the first directorial job of actor Albert Martinez (credited here as Alberto P. Martinez). Just watching the trailer gave me the impression that this is going to be an excellent movie that any Pinoy can be proud of. Its lead star – Jennylyn Mercado – is sure to zoom in the star chart and will very likely win her first Best Actress award ever.
According to Wikipedia: “Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portrait of a woman’s emancipation and the sometimes painful consequencesof following one’s desires.”
“ROSARIO” is the official entry of Cinemabuhay & Studio 5 in the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival. Directed by Alberto P. Martinez. Starring: Jennylyn Mercado, Sid Lucero, Yul Servo, Isabel Oli, Jerould Aceron, and Dennis Trillo. With the special participation of Philip Salvador, Eula Valdez, Rita Avila, Ricky Davao, and Dolphy.
Watch out for it! 😉