The stars of Coffee Prince (L-R) Benjamin Alves, Max Collins, Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica.
The original poster of the hit Koreanovela.
Tonight on the 3rd slot of GMA Telebabad, the much-awaited local version of Coffee Prince
will premiere. The original version of the hit Koreanovela
was aired in Korea back in 2007, and the Philippines a year after. Since then, talks of a Philippine remake circulated throughout various fansites and message boards. Finally, it all came together and with the loveteam of Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal playing the lead roles of Arthur and Andie, respectively. Lending major support to the two are Benjamin Alves as Errol and Max Collins as Arlene – two important characters in the series.
courtesy of GMANetwork
Directed by actor Ricky Davao, Coffee Prince takes pride in assembling an impressive cast to make the romance-comedy more appealing to the masses. There are senior artists Leo Martinez, Celia Rodriguez, Tessie Tomas, Ronnie Henares and Ces Quesada, together with Boy2 Quizon, Fabio Ide, Sef Cadayona, Steven Silva and Kim Komatsu.
Watch Coffee Prince on GMA Telebabad. It will start at around 9:30PM. 😉
Milo Sogueco’s Sanglaan (The Pawnshop) won two awards at the recently-concluded 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival in Lyon, France. The indie movie, which was launched during the Cinemalaya Cinco held at the CCP earlier this year, was awarded the Silver Prize in the New Asian Cinema category and copped the Bronze trophy in the Grand Priz du Public Audience section.
Director Milo Sogueco and Producer Gay Ace Domingo attended the awarding ceremony and proudly received the two honors.
“Sanglaan” (The Pawnshop) stars Ina Feleo, Tessie Tomas, Joem Bascon, Neil Ryan Sese, Jess Evardone and Flor Salanga.
Another Pinoy indie movie is set to invade foreign film festivals abroad. “Sanglaan” (The Pawnshop), a film directed by Milo Sogueco and which won for Ina Feleo and Tessie Tomas the Cinemalaya Cinco Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards, respectively, has been invited to compete in the 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival in Lyon, France next month.
The movie revolves around the lives of five people associated with a closing pawnshop – the female owner who is afraid of aging, a female employee who wants to express her love for a long-time crush, and the security guard concerned with his sick wife. There are also additionally intertwined characters of a seaman and a loan shark that bring conflict to the shoe-box existence of the pawnshop fixtures.
Joem Bascon and Ina Feleo in a scene from the movie
“Sanglaan” (The Pawnshop) stars Ina Feleo, Tessie Tomas, Joem Bascon, Neil Ryan Sese, Flor Salanga and Jess Evardone. It is the latest product of Cinemalaya Cinco to compete abroad, following the successful leads of “Engkwentro” (Orizzonti Award & Luigi de Laurentiis Award, Venice Film Festival 2009), “Astig” (Busan International Film Festival 2009), “Dinig Sana Kita” (Toronto International Film Festival 2009 and Brussels International Film Festival 2009) and “Colorum” (also in Brussels.)
Here is the film’s official trailer:
Video courtesy of YouTube/MiloSogueco