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Yul Servo, Truth as Inspiration

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista
Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Dalawampu, tatlumpung trabahao ang pinasukan ko, shipping clerk, trabahador kung anu ano. 34 anyos nako, di ako mapalagay. Ayoko mag aksaya ng panahon. Tuwing nandito ako wala akong ginawa kung di magaksaya ng panahon.” There’s sadness in Biff Loman’s (Yul Servo) words. Even if he tries so hard to hide it or admit them to himself, he’s lost not able to make his life work.

PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE runs on the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater), from September 26 until October 19, 2014, Thursday to Sundays, with 3:00PM (Matinee) and 8:00PM (Gala) shows.

foreground from left: Lhorvie Nuevo (Letta), Dan De Guzman (Stanley) and Antonette Go (Jenny). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground from left: Lhorvie Nuevo (Letta), Dan De Guzman (Stanley) and Antonette Go (Jenny). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Servo is also in the film DEMENTIA with Nora Aunor as her son in law, his wife played by Bing Loyzaga. This is the fourth time that he has worked with Superstar Nora Aunor. They were together in NAGLALAYAG (2004) by Maryo J. Delos Reyes, TV5’s Untold Story-THIRD Eye episode, and now DEMENTIA (2014) by Perci Intalan and WHISTLEBLOWER by Adolf Alix. In the previous times Yul worked with Aunor he was a little bit intimidated. This time he saw the funny side of Ate Guy. “Nakita ko pagka kalog niya, biruan nila ni Bing. Siya pa lumalapit sa tao at ok magpa picture.”

from left: Gina Pareño (Linda), Ricardo Magno (Happy) and Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Gina Pareño (Linda), Ricardo Magno (Happy) and Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Arthur Miller wrote the brilliant, much heralded play DEATH OF A SALESMAN in 1949. But it was National Artist for Literature Rolando Tinio who translated it to Filipino capturing the subtleties, the realities that we feel as a son, mother, father, and family member. Tinio supplied the fuel for which the actors on stage burns. My own vocabulary was enriched with words in the dialogue like tagsibol (spring) and bikas (stance).

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Gina Pareño (Linda), Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) & Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Gina Pareño (Linda), Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) & Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Throughout PAHIMAKAS NG AHENTE, Yul Servo played Biff Loman on an even keel. Whatever pain, frustrations that were there was just beneath the surface. Until that moment where it’s revealed how and why he had this emotional burden that he has carried for such a long time in his life.

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

One might even say that he did play the scene still on an even keel. He shed a tear as a man does trying not to show it. Trying to hide the sobbing, that he couldn’t stop. It was all too powerful and real. How could you show vulnerability on stage at the same time hiding it? The effect on a live audience is immediate people to my left, right rows away, even I myself was moved to tears by his performance.

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

When he was cast for the role, there was no hesitation at all. This was the third time that he has worked with director Chris Millado: first was MASS written by F Sionil Jose and ISANG ARAW KARNABAL. In spite of his busy schedule between TV, film and stage work he is also a Councilor for Manila’s 3rd District.

from left: Regina De Vera (Ms Forsythe), Nanding Josef (Willy), Yul Servo (Biff), Gina Pareño (Linda) & Director Chris Millado. PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Regina De Vera (Ms Forsythe), Nanding Josef (Willy), Yul Servo (Biff), Gina Pareño (Linda) & Director Chris Millado. PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy) and Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy) and Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Martin and Zenaida Nieto, Gina Pareño (Linda) & Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Martin and Zenaida Nieto, Gina Pareño (Linda) & Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Both his parents Martin and Zenaida Nieto were there to watch him on stage for the opening night. When asked later on how he was able to bring such real emotion on stage, he recalls his own father, his own relationship even being a father himself. “Idol ko tatay ko. Gusto ko siyang gayahin. Iisipin ko siya yon.” Yul has that genuine love for his own father and visualizes him in that painful and traumatic situation. Although his family life is not as traumatic or tragic as that of Biff’s, the emotions are real and touching that it makes one easy to cry.

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Director: Chris Millado

Lighting Designer: Katsch Katoy

Set Designer: Leo Abaya

Costume Designer: James Reyes

Sound Designer: TJ Ramos

Dramaturg: Giselle Garcia

from right: Ricardo Magno (Happy), Gina Pareño (Linda), Nanding Josef (Willy), Yul Servo (Biff), Doray and Regina De Vera (Ms Forsythe). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Ricardo Magno (Happy), Gina Pareño (Linda), Nanding Josef (Willy), Yul Servo (Biff), Doray and Regina De Vera (Ms Forsythe). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy), JV Ibesate (Bernard), Nanding Josef (Willy)  and Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy), JV Ibesate (Bernard), Nanding Josef (Willy)
and Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sheenly Gener shoots a selfie with lead cast and friends. PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sheenly Gener shoots a selfie with lead cast and friends. PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

PERFORMANCE DATES:

26 September / 8PM

27 September / 3PM and 8PM

28 September / 3PM

3 October / 8PM

4 October / 3PM and 8PM

5 October / 3 PM

Yul Servo (Biff) & Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff) & Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

PERFORMANCE DATES:

10 October / 8PM

11 October / 3PM and 8PM

12 October / 3PM

17 October / 8PM

18 October / 3PM and 8PM

19 October / 3PM

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Regina De Vera (Ms Forsythe), Gina Pareño (Linda), Yul Servo (Biff), Dido Dela Paz (Charley) and Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Regina De Vera (Ms Forsythe), Gina Pareño (Linda), Yul Servo (Biff), Dido Dela Paz (Charley) and Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

CAST

Fernando “Nanding” Josef (Willy Loman)

Jonathan Tadioan (Willy Loman)

Ms. Gina Pareño (Linda Loman)

Racquel Pareño (Linda Loman)

Yul Servo (Biff)

Marco Viaña (Biff)

Ricardo Magno (Happy)

Ding Navasero (Ben)

Mcdonell Bolaños (Ben)

Dido Dela Paz (Charley), Nanding Josef (Willy) and Ding Navasero (Ben). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dido Dela Paz (Charley), Nanding Josef (Willy) and Ding Navasero (Ben). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: JV Ibesate (Bernard) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: JV Ibesate (Bernard) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

CAST

Dido dela Paz (Charley)

Bong Cabrera (Charley)

JV Ibesate (Bernard)

Doray Dayao (Ang Babae)

Aldo Vencilao (Howard Wagner)

Dan Jarden de Guzman (Stanley)

Regina De Vera (Miss Forsythe)

Lhorvie Nuevo (Letta)

Antonette Go (Jenny)

from left: Sheenly Gener, Antonette Go (Jenny) and Lhorvie Nuevo (Letta). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Sheenly Gener, Antonette Go (Jenny) and Lhorvie Nuevo (Letta). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nanding Josef (Willy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nanding Josef (Willy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

VENUE:

Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater)

Cultural Center of the Philippines

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Yul Servo (Biff), Nanding Josef (Willy), Gina Pareño (Linda)  & Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Yul Servo (Biff), Nanding Josef (Willy), Gina Pareño (Linda) & Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

TICKETS:

8:00 PM: Php800;

3:00 PM: Php800 / Php600

Discounted tickets require valid IDs. Applicable to students, senior citizens,

Government and Military Employees, and Persons with Disability (PWD).

from left: Ding Navasero (Ben), Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ding Navasero (Ben), Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff) & Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff) & Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Gina Pareño (Linda), Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) & Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Gina Pareño (Linda), Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) & Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dido Dela Paz (Charley) & Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dido Dela Paz (Charley) & Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Nanding Josef (Willy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nanding Josef (Willy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Yul Servo (Biff), Ricardo Magno (Happy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Yul Servo (Biff), Ricardo Magno (Happy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Yul Servo (Biff), Gina Pareño (Linda) and Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff), Gina Pareño (Linda) and Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Top: Yul Servo (Biff) bottom left: Ding Navasero (Ben) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Top: Yul Servo (Biff) bottom left: Ding Navasero (Ben) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Yul Servo (Biff) takes his bow behind him is Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Yul Servo (Biff) takes his bow behind him is Ricardo Magno (Happy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ding Navasero (Ben) dares Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ding Navasero (Ben) dares Yul Servo (Biff). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Dido Dela Paz (Charley), Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dido Dela Paz (Charley), Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ricardo Magno (Happy), Yul Servo (Biff) and Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Nanding Josef (Willy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nanding Josef (Willy) and Gina Pareño (Linda). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Top—Ding Navasero (Ben) haunts the memory of Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Top—Ding Navasero (Ben) haunts the memory of Nanding Josef (Willy). PAHIMAKAS SA ISANG AHENTE (DEATH OF A SALESMAN) of Tanghalang Pilipino runs from September 26 to October 19, 2014 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute Theater, CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The Railway Man and the Philippine Experience

DOLPHY made of chocolate prepared by Marriot Chocolatier Chef Christopher Balane. RWM Chocolate fest will run from September 15-30, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista
Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) & Nicole Kidman (Pattie), their love motivates him to deal with post war trauma experienced in WWII. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) & Nicole Kidman (Pattie), their love motivates him to deal with post war trauma experienced in WWII. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

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“My husband isn’t coping. War leaves a mark. He’s a wonderful man. I want him back,” said Pattie (Nicole Kidman). She was describing the mental state of Eric (Colin Firth) after he tried to stab a debt collector in his home. It was a whirlwind romance for Pattie and Eric. She fell for his passion for trains, which they both shared. After the wedding, it didn’t take long for her to realize something was terribly wrong.

Jeremy Irvine (Young Eric Lomax) was a radio operator in the British forces. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Jeremy Irvine (Young Eric Lomax) was a radio operator in the British forces. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

The story is based on an autobiography of the same title written by Eric Lomax as part of the British Regiment in Singapore. When the Japanese captured the Commonwealth territory in 1942, Lomax and other engineers were brought north. They were forced to help plan the very ambitious Siam-Burma railway the Japanese had intended to construct connecting Southeast Asia to China.

from left: RWM Sponsorship Officer Maribelle Aure, RWM Dir Sponsorships & Partnerships Anna Chua, RWM Mgr Sponsorships & Partnerships Brian Villanueva and RWM F&B Mgr Arman Dela Paz. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Starting September 24, 2014 the historical epic THE RAILWAY MAN is exclusively shown in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall. Lead stars include Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman Stellan Skarsgaard, Jeremy Irvine and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Hiroyuki Sanada (Takeshi Nagase). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Hiroyuki Sanada (Takeshi Nagase). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Slave labor was used to build the Siam Burma Railroad. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Slave labor was used to build the Siam Burma Railroad. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

The reason the scale of the Siam-Burma railroad had never been done before was the incredible logistical challenges. “An army of slaves” was necessary to complete the monumental task, cutting through mountains and difficult terrains through jungle and swamp. The Japanese had to be brutal and cruel beyond belief to complete the task. This was the reality faced by a young Eric Lomax and his comrades.

Nicole Kidman (Pattie). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Nicole Kidman (Pattie). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

The film jumps from the early 1980’s when Pattie and Eric met and fell in love to his memories of the war. Eric Lomax was also made consultant to the film but passed away before it was completed. The film is a touching example of how forgiveness and reconciliation is possible in spite of the terrible atrocities of war. Nicole Kidman as Pattie is the one person who inspired Eric in dealing with his demons.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) & Nicole Kidman (Pattie), their love motivates him to deal with post war trauma experienced in WWII. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) & Nicole Kidman (Pattie), their love motivates him to deal with post war trauma experienced in WWII. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014. 

from left: Stellan Skarsgaard (Finlay) & Colin Firth (Eric Lomax). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

from left: Stellan Skarsgaard (Finlay) & Colin Firth (Eric Lomax). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Stellan Skarsgaard is the older Finlay who enlightens Pattie of Eric’s condition. They were in the same unit together and he personally witnessed the ingenuity and courage that Eric displayed during those horrific times. Young Eric Lomax is played by Jeremy Irvine who became known for playing Albert Naracott in WAR HORSE directed by Steven Spielberg. He can also be seen in thriller THE REACH with Michael Douglas. In 2015 Irvine is in THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT a civil war piece with Noah Wiley and Haley Joel Osment.

Jeremy Irvine (Young Finlay). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Jeremy Irvine (Young Finlay). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) relives his incarceration. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) relives his incarceration. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

MARKOVA: COMFORT GAY / SUNDALONG KANIN

Throughout RAILWAY MAN, Finlay was talking about an unspeakable torture that Eric had gone through alone apart from the unit. This became a central element that kept on repeating itself. Naturally as the film progresses there was a deliberate plan to keep this secret until the denouement or even the climax to heighten the suspense.

Eric Quizon played the young Markova.

Eric Quizon played the young Markova.

Here in the Philippines as viewers there were a number of tortures or even atrocities that were going through our mind. Our history is similar in a sense where, our country was also invaded and ruled over by the Japanese forces during World War II.

Dolphy was both lead actor and producer in MARKOVA COMFORT GAY.

Dolphy was both lead actor and producer in MARKOVA COMFORT GAY.

DOLPHY made of chocolate prepared by Marriot Chocolatier Chef Christopher Balane. RWM Chocolate fest will run from September 15-30, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

DOLPHY made of chocolate prepared by Marriot Chocolatier Chef Christopher Balane. RWM Chocolate fest will run from September 15-30, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

One of the landmark films about atrocities committed during that era was MARKOVA: COMFORT GAY (2000). It starred the most known and critically acclaimed Filipino actor comedian: Dolphy. His real life sons Epi and Eric Quizon played younger versions of his character. It was also similarly based on a real person; Walter Dempster Jr. aka Walterina Markova. Senator Loren Legarda played herself as a reporter interviewing Markova. The film is about a group of homosexual performers being used as ‘comfort gays’. Where Japanese soldiers would line up to rape them, which lasted for several years. It was a landmark film in a sense that it dealt with the issue of comfort women, which really happened at the time, and the fact it was gay men who were also being raped. Most recently the theme of comfort women was again dealt with in the Cinemalaya film SUNDALONG KANIN (2014).

Eric Quizon played the young Markova.

Eric Quizon played the young Markova.

Unspeakable Atrocity

SO in our minds we were gearing up for the possibility that it was THIS unspeakable atrocity that Eric Lomax endured, in the case of RAILWAY MAN. Especially since he specifically could not talk about the torture with his wife. Needless to say, it was another kind of torture that viewers would have to discover through the course of the film.

Hiroyuki Sanada (Takeshi Nagase). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Hiroyuki Sanada (Takeshi Nagase). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

The theme of a homosexual abuse/rape however neatly fit every piece of the puzzle. You wouldn’t expect Eric Lomax to openly discuss it given his extremely conservative Scottish upbringing. There was also a special relationship that developed between Eric and Kempetai agent Takashi Nagase played by Japanese star Hiroyuki Sanada. SO that would have added another dimension TO that relationship. Sometimes what is NOT explicitly said in a book or film becomes more interesting food for thought.

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HOLA! Editor in Chief Jose Mari Ugarte. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Colin Firth (Eric Lomax). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

PBA Courtside Reporter Rizza Diaz and long time boy friend Rex Bacud. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PBA Courtside Reporter Rizza Diaz and long time boy friend Rex Bacud. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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RWM Chocolate fest will run from September 15-30, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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DOLPHY made of chocolate prepared by Marriot Chocolatier Chef Christopher Balane. RWM Chocolate fest will run from September 15-30, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

DOLPHY made of chocolate prepared by Marriot Chocolatier Chef Christopher Balane. RWM Chocolate fest will run from September 15-30, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) on Bridge in Burma. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) on Bridge in Burma. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

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Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) & Nicole Kidman (Pattie), their love motivates him to deal with post war trauma experienced in WWII. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) & Nicole Kidman (Pattie), their love motivates him to deal with post war trauma experienced in WWII. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

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Nicole Kidman (Pattie). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

Nicole Kidman (Pattie). THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014.

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Colin Firth (Eric Lomax) & Nicole Kidman (Pattie), their love motivates him to deal with post war trauma experienced in WWII. THE RAILWAY MAN can be seen in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls such as Resort’s World Manila, Eastwood Malls, and Lucky Chinatown Mall starting September 24, 2014. 

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SCIALLA Easily Inspires

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.
Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) is very popular with his classmates. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) is very popular with his classmates. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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“Pietas has many meanings: the sense of duty, devotion to religion, the fatherland, the family. How is Aeneas symbolically shown? Fleeing Troy as it burns and carrying his father on his back. A son who has so much love and compassion for his father that he carries him on his back, see? Respect but not in the sense you mean (fear of mafia/ criminals): respect for others. ” Bruno Beltrame (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is a tutor trying to show his student Luca (Filippo Scicchitano) the finer points of Roman literature to no avail.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) tutors Luca. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) tutors Luca. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Bruno is a washed up writer just trying to eke out a living tutoring because it’s more convenient and pays more than a teacher. Luca is a typical teenager who gets on everyone’s nerves, belligerent, aimless, hates school. They were perfect for each other, as Bruno disliked teaching or making him do anything. Bruno was actually one of the cooler grown ups in Luca’s life until one day when things take a dramatic turn. Marina (Arianna Scommegna), Luca’s mom has to work in Africa as a translator. She tells Bruno that Luca is actually his son and asks to live with him for 6 months while she’s away.

Arianna Scommegna (Marina) reveals a long held secret from Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Arianna Scommegna (Marina) reveals a long held secret from Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

SCIALA is one of many European films that can be seen for free at the CINE EUROPA 17 screened at Shang Cineplex, Shangri La Plaza Mall. Cine Europa film fest will run in Shang Mall in Mandaluyong from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: METROMANILA stars Jake Macapagal & Althea Vega with DOT (UK) Sales Mgr Richard De Villa. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: METROMANILA stars Jake Macapagal & Althea Vega with DOT (UK) Sales Mgr Richard De Villa. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cine Europa will then move to other cities: Baguio Cinematheque from September 23-28, Ilo-ilo Cinematheque from September 30 to October 5, Ayala Center Cinema in Cebu from October 10-12, Visayas State University in Leyte and then Tacloban from October 21-26. Davao will host the screenings from October 28-November 2, Zamboanga Cinematheque from November 4-9 and concluding screenings in Liceo De Cagayan University in Cagayan De Oro from November 13-16.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. In Italy it has evolved into a more commonly used term by teenagers meaning take it easy or relax. SCIALA is deceptively simple but the film allows us to see the power of literature. Poetic ancient words still have that same moving influence in our modern world if we only listen to it. Novels, poems even classical music are able to inspire people around Bruno even if he seems so jaded and the one who actually delivers them.

Just like the many poets of old SCIALA also includes the gritty, urban side of Rome’s hip-hop scene. Twelve tracks of the original soundtrack were produced by The Ceasars and sung by the Italian rapper Amir Issaa. The song “Scialla” won the “Premio Cinema Giovane” for the best original soundtrack.

The soundtrack includes QUESTA E ROMA (THIS IS ROME) by rapper Amir Issaaa aka China. The music creates that perfect feel and atmosphere in the dangerous neighborhoods of the ancient city. Amir has written songs about immigrant children who have grown up in Italy but do not have the same rights as those whose parents are Italian citizens. His cause is like that of Fil-Am Jose Antonio Vargas in the U.S.

SCIALLA shows Rome’s gritty urban side. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

SCIALLA shows Rome’s gritty urban side. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Luca seems like a lost cause at 16. He’s a product of his environment that glorifies money, wealth, fame even violence. His main ambition in life is to be a drug pusher. Filippo Scicchitano, who makes his debut in this film, plays Luca. He’s big for his age and is a toughie, into boxing and bully’s his younger friends and even grown ups. Scicchitano shows his incredible versatility early in his career. He convincingly played the gay best friend in the film FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT screened at the Italian Film Festival that was also held at Shang Rila Plaza Mall. The two roles couldn’t be more different and polar opposites. Scicchitano has a bright a future ahead of him almost chameleon like from one interesting role to the next.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) watches Tina’s ‘video’ on his laptop. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) watches Tina’s ‘video’ on his laptop. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on cell. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on cell. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio plays the biographer/tutor Bruno Beltrame with a very sympathetic and endearing quality. Bruno is one of those people who’s undeniably brilliant but has been through so much in life they’ve already given up. As a means to bolster his income he readily gives his services as ghostwriter to rich people doing their autobiography.

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The hot Barbora Bobulova is cast as Tina, the wealthy former porno star who hires Bruno as ghostwriter. Bobulova is a red haired version of Scarlett Johanssen and has even more charms, curves and sex appeal. Although Tina is retired from the pornographic career she still has the looks. She plays Chopin to relax and often discusses the great novelists with Bruno.

former porn star Barbora Bobulova (Tina) plays Chopin to relax. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

former porn star Barbora Bobulova (Tina) plays Chopin to relax. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Luca is hard headed as ever ruining not only his life but also that of Bruno’s. Eventually, Italian literature helps save them both. There is this genuine love for knowledge, history, culture that results from a traumatic experience. The movie is for anyone who has ever lost hope and wants to regain inspiration through eloquent words. Who would ever think that a quote from Pasolini could change their fate?

The desire for wealth is thus bandit-like, aristocratic similar to mine. Everyone thinks of himself, about winning his anguished bet and saying to himself with a royal grin: ‘I made it!’”

from left: Prince Chidozie Manujibeya (Prince) and Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from left: Prince Chidozie Manujibeya (Prince) and Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from right: Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, PIA Officer Cristina Moricca, METROMANILA/DEMENTIA actress Althea Vega, French Press Attaché Camille Conde, Cyril Constatino, Writer Adrian Lontoc and Japan Foundation Proj Coordinator Roland Samson. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Alessandro Tuzzi (Bidello) and Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) takes Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) to school on his scooter. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) takes Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) to school on his scooter. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova plays the sexy Tina. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) talks about Achilles’ homosexual relationship with Patroclus to Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) talks about Achilles’ homosexual relationship with Patroclus to Filippo Scicchitano (Luca). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno)  & Barbora Bobulova (Tina). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) & Barbora Bobulova (Tina). Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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left Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) with rich client Barbora Bobulova (Tina), Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) scrimps on cash and avoids hot meal. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) skips class to text his pals. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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from right Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) gives Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) long delayed life lessons. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova (Tina) is still a hot red head after retiring from porn. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Barbora Bobulova (Tina) is still a hot red head after retiring from porn. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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left: Filippo Scicchitano (Luca)  and Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) their first meal together is in fast food. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

left: Filippo Scicchitano (Luca) and Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) their first meal together is in fast food. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

The film title SCIALLA translates to ‘easy’ in Italian but is derived from the Islamic saying Inshalla or ‘God Willing’. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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left: Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) was one of the cool grown ups in Luca’s life. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

left: Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) was one of the cool grown ups in Luca’s life. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Raffaella Lebboroni (Professora Di Biagio)chides Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on his parenting. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

Raffaella Lebboroni (Professora Di Biagio)chides Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Bruno) on his parenting. Cine Europa will screen SCIALLA and the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014.

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Cine Europa Tacloban Bound

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista
Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nearly a year later, people still live in tents in Tacloban. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Nearly a year after the strongest typhoon in recorded history pounded Tacloban and Visayas, these areas are still struggling to put their lives back together. Portions of population in Tacloban are still living in tents, residential homes still lie in ruins.

Cultural exchange through a film festival like Cine Europa may not be the infrastructure of roads, bridges and schools that they need. But it may give them a much-needed breather from the day-to-day struggles they face. From the Visayas State University in Leyte, special screenings for families affected by Yolanda will be held from October 21-26 in Tacloban.

Kids play between ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kids play between ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago. Photo by Jude Bautista

Now on its 17th year the Cine Europa film fest has screened the best films from Europe in its home at the Shang Cineplex in Shangri La Plaza Mall. It will run from September 11-21, 2014. The fest has always had long lines watching films from as far as Czechoslovakia to Bulgaria to the more familiar Italian and English cinema.

Cine Europa will then move to other cities: Baguio Cinematheque from September 23-28, Ilo-ilo Cinematheque from September 30 to October 5, Ayala Center Cinema in Cebu from October 10-12. Davao will host the screenings from October 28-November 2, Zamboanga Cinematheque from November 4-9 and concluding screenings in Liceo De Cagayan University in Cagayan De Oro from November 13-16.

foreground from left: French Emb Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, FDCP, Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier, Spanish Emb First Sec. Meritxell Parayre-Sabés, Danish Emb Charge d’Affaires Pia Salma, Emb of Netherlands rep Fleur Edens, Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, EU Public Affairs Officer Thelma Gecolea, Shangri-La Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, EU Info Officer Robert Leon and Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca. Background from left: Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid, Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground from left: French Emb Audio Visual Attaché Martin Macalintal, FDCP Exec Mike Dela Rosa, Austrian Emb Consular Affairs Lisbeth Strohmeier, Spanish Emb First Sec. Meritxell Parayre-Sabés, Danish Emb Charge d’Affaires Pia Salma, Emb of Netherlands rep Fleur Edens, Swiss Emb Sr. Proj Officer & Asst Head of Mission Diana Chan, EU Public Affairs Officer Thelma Gecolea, Shangri-La Plaza Mktg Div Head Marline Dualan, EU Info Officer Robert Leon and Phil Italian Association officer Cristina Moricca. Background from left: Inst Cervantes MLA Dir. Dr. Carlos Madrid, Goethe Inst Dir. Dr. Petra Raymond and EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Admission is free to all screenings at all locations for the two-month festival.

The line up this year has a total of 23 movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland.

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

EU Delegation Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo said, “Yes we’re very keen to make this leg in Tacloban happen for obvious reasons. There are many European aid agencies working on the ground in Tacloban and we hope to rope them in to help us secure participation. We’re looking at different options for the location of the screening. There are challenges as you can imagine.”

Vehicles were tossed by floods during Yolanda, this one just a few meters away from the airport. Photo by Jude Bautista

Vehicles were tossed by floods during Yolanda, this one just a few meters away from the airport. Photo by Jude Bautista

There are logistical difficulties stemming from recent problems with infrastructure, “We have a new challenge that turned up today. You may have heard that the airport of Tacloban is now closed and will only be open to turbo prop aircraft for the foreseeable future. We’re looking at venues that can accommodate people who have been most affected by what happened. One possibility is to use the astrodome. We’re also looking at other possibilities if that does not work out. That is something that we are very keen to see realized.”

Trees that produced coconut water and meat were totally devastated in Tacloban, Leyte. They have NOT recovered from the loss even after a year. Photo by Jude Bautista

Trees that produced coconut water and meat were totally devastated in Tacloban, Leyte. They have NOT recovered from the loss even after a year. Photo by Jude Bautista

Goethe Institut Philipinen, the cultural center of Germany here in our country is one of the more active participants in Cine Europa. Goethe Institut was also part of the recently concluded International Silent Film Festival also held at the Shang Cineplex.

Ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago are still there blocking streets and a burden to the people in Tacloban, Leyte. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ships that were tossed on shore during storm surge nearly a year ago are still there blocking streets and a burden to the people in Tacloban, Leyte. Photo by Jude Bautista

Goethe Institut Philipinen Director Petra Raymond was recently able to visit Tacloban to see first hand the current situation. That’s why for her having the fest there is vital. She said, “Its very important to send a signal there. I was there in June, 7 months after Yolanda, a lot of people are still struggling. You have brand new Petrol stations and supermarkets. Which is necessary that you provide these goods. But to see how much money went in there and next door is just broken construction. People don’t know what to do. Its good they have basketball courts. Its good they have an opportunity, they have a hard day living to see some films, which are, entertaining as well. They need to have that. We would like to be visible as Europe in the Philippines and Europe as a big variety. A film festival is a good way to show that.”

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from left: K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER director Ida Anita Del Mundo, EU Political Counselor Dr. Julian Vassallo and FDCP Exec Dir Mike Dela Rosa. Cine Europa will screen the best European movies for free at Shang Cineplex, Shang Rila Plaza from September 11-21, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Graffiti on ship that was tossed on shore during storm surge says it all. Photo by Jude Bautista

Graffiti on ship that was tossed on shore during storm surge says it all. Photo by Jude Bautista


Cinemalaya Awards X-1

LJ Reyes lit up the screen as Dennis Trillo’s loving wife in THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista
Sophie Albert and director Gino Santos receive the Special Citation Ensemble for #Y. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sophie Albert and director Gino Santos receive the Special Citation Ensemble for #Y. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Short filmmakers from right: Sari Estrada (ASAN SI LOLO ME?), Christopher ‘Thop’ Nazareno (EYEBALL), Chloe Anne Veloso (INA-TAY), Joris Fernandez (INDAYOG NG NAYATAMAK), Kevin Ang (LOLA), Janne Eric ‘JE’ Tiglao (MGA LIGAW NA PARU PARO), Paolo O’Hara (NAKAKABINGING KADILIMAN), Ralph Aldrin L. Quijano (TIYA BENING), David R. Corpuz (THE ORDINARY THINGS THAT WE DO) and—NOT IN PHOTO is Fedwilyn Villarba Sadolboro (PADULONG SA PINUY-ANAN). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Short filmmakers from right: Sari Estrada (ASAN SI LOLO ME?), Christopher ‘Thop’ Nazareno (EYEBALL), Chloe Anne Veloso (INA-TAY), Joris Fernandez (INDAYOG NG NAYATAMAK), Kevin Ang (LOLA), Janne Eric ‘JE’ Tiglao (MGA LIGAW NA PARU PARO), Paolo O’Hara (NAKAKABINGING KADILIMAN), Ralph Aldrin L. Quijano (TIYA BENING), David R. Corpuz (THE ORDINARY THINGS THAT WE DO) and—NOT IN PHOTO is Fedwilyn Villarba Sadolboro (PADULONG SA PINUY-ANAN). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

BWAYA producer/actor RS Francisco and Gretchen Barretto during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

BWAYA producer/actor RS Francisco and Gretchen Barretto during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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#Y cast from left: Director Gino M. Santos, Kit Thompson, Coleen Garcia, Slater Young, Sophie Albert and Elmo Magalona. #Y won the Special Citation for Ensemble Performance for the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

#Y cast from left: Director Gino M. Santos, Kit Thompson, Coleen Garcia, Slater Young, Sophie Albert and Elmo Magalona. #Y won the Special Citation for Ensemble Performance for the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Sophie Albert, Chynna Ortaleza  and director Gino Santos receives the Special Citation Ensemble for #Y. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Sophie Albert, Chynna Ortaleza and director Gino Santos receives the Special Citation Ensemble for #Y. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Previous awardees/presenters Jasmine Curtis Smith and Art Acuña. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Previous awardees/presenters Jasmine Curtis Smith and Art Acuña. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actor Director’s Showcase Nicco Manalo THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actor Director’s Showcase Nicco Manalo THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Nicco Manalo THE JANITOR Director’s Showcase

Miggs Cuaderno CHILDREN’S SHOW New Breed

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Best Supporting Actor New Breed Miggs Cuaderno CHILDREN’S SHOW. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actor New Breed Miggs Cuaderno CHILDREN’S SHOW. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Journalists from left: MB’s Janet Susan Rodriguez Nepales, PDI’s Bayani San Diego and S6PARADOS Producer Noel Ferrer during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Journalists from left: MB’s Janet Susan Rodriguez Nepales, PDI’s Bayani San Diego and S6PARADOS Producer Noel Ferrer during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Multi awarded film editor and Kerala Intl Film fest Dir Vina Paul gives Best Editing New Breed award to Gerone Centena CHILDREN’S SHOW. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Multi awarded film editor and former Intl Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) Director Bina Paul Venugopal gives Best Editing New Breed award to Gerone Centena CHILDREN’S SHOW. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Tara Illenberger THE JANITOR Director’s Showcase

Gerone Centena CHILDREN’S SHOW New Breed

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Best Editing New Breed award Gerone Centena CHILDREN’S SHOW. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Editing New Breed award CHILDREN’S SHOW from right: Gerone Centena and Producer/Editor Jedd Dumaguina. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

New Breed from left: Gino M. Santos(#Y), Real S. Florido (1ST KO SI 3RD), Francis Xavier Pasion (BWAYA), Roderick Cabrido (CHILDREN’S SHOW) , Producer Hannah Espia representing Giancarlo Abrahan V (DAGITAB), Ida Anita Del Mundo (K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER) , Milo Sogueco (MARIQUINA), Nick Olanka (RONDA), GB Sampedro (S6PARADOS), Director Janice O’Hara & Producer Denise O’Hara (SUNDALONG KANIN). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

New Breed from left: Gino M. Santos(#Y), Real S. Florido (1ST KO SI 3RD), Francis Xavier Pasion (BWAYA), Roderick Cabrido (CHILDREN’S SHOW) , Producer Hannah Espia representing Giancarlo Abrahan V (DAGITAB), Ida Anita Del Mundo (K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER) , Milo Sogueco (MARIQUINA), Nick Olanka (RONDA), GB Sampedro (S6PARADOS), Director Janice O’Hara & Producer Denise O’Hara (SUNDALONG KANIN). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actress Director’s Showcase Cris Villonco HARI NG TONDO. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actress Director’s Showcase Cris Villonco HARI NG TONDO. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Barbie Forteza MARIQUINA New Breed

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Best Supporting Actress New Breed Barbie Forteza MARIQUINA. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actress New Breed Barbie Forteza MARIQUINA. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Shilbert Manuel and TRIBU rap group during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Shilbert Manuel and TRIBU rap group during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Cinematographer Director’s Showcase Mycko David KASAL. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Cinematographer Director’s Showcase Mycko David KASAL. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Neil Daza BWAYA New Breed

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Best Cinematographer New Breed Neil Daza BWAYA during the Cinemalaya X Awards held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Cinematographer New Breed Neil Daza BWAYA during the Cinemalaya X Awards held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Pinoy Pop Superstar & WCOPA champ Jonalyn Viray had a stirring performance of the Cinemalaya theme together with Ballet Phil. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Pinoy Pop Superstar & WCOPA champ Jonalyn Viray had a stirring performance of the Cinemalaya theme together with Ballet Phil. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Pinoy Pop Superstar & WCOPA champ Jonalyn Viray had a stirring performance of the Cinemalaya theme together with Ballet Phil. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Pinoy Pop Superstar & WCOPA champ Jonalyn Viray had a stirring performance of the Cinemalaya theme together with Ballet Phil. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Production Design Director’s Showcase Harley Alcasid KASAL. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Production Design Director’s Showcase Harley Alcasid KASAL. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Production Design

Harley Alcasid KASAL Director’s Showcase

Toym Imao K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER New Breed

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Best Production Design New Breed Toym Imao with friend Sinag De Leon. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Production Design New Breed Toym Imao K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER with friend Sinag De Leon. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

KASAL lead star Arnold Reyes is dapper in a white tux. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

KASAL lead star Arnold Reyes is dapper in a white tux. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Director’s Showcase from left: Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), cast member Rafa Siguion Reyna representing his father Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jay Altarejos (KASAL) and Michael Tuviera (THE JANITOR); not in photo is Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Director’s Showcase from left: Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), cast member Rafa Siguion Reyna representing his father Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jay Altarejos (KASAL) and Michael Tuviera (THE JANITOR); not in photo is Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Musical Direction

Richard Gonzales KASAL Director’s Showcase

Erwin Fajardo BWAYA New Breed

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Best Musical Direction New Breed Erwin Fajardo BWAYA. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Musical Direction New Breed Erwin Fajardo BWAYA. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nathan Lopez corrects himself after mistaking Angel Aquino for Angel Locsin during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nathan Lopez corrects himself after mistaking Angel Aquino for Angel Locsin during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

LJ Reyes lit up the screen as Dennis Trillo’s loving wife in THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

LJ Reyes lit up the screen as Dennis Trillo’s loving wife in THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Sound Director’s Showcase-Mike Idioma THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Sound Director’s Showcase-Mike Idioma THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Sound

Mike Idioma THE JANITOR Director’s Showcase

Jedd Dumaguina, Yves Patron and Bryan Dumaguina

CHILDREN’S SHOW New Breed

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Best Sound New Breed from left: Gerone Centeno, Jonathan Hee, Bryan Dumaguina CHILDREN’S SHOW. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Sound New Breed is CHILDREN’S SHOW receiving the award from left: Monoxide Works’ Sound Engr Producer/Editor Jedd Dumaguina, Sound Designer Yves Patron and Musical Scorer Bryan Dumaguina. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

BWAYA lead stars: Urian Best actress Angeli Bayani and Karl Medina during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

BWAYA lead stars: Urian Best actress Angeli Bayani and Karl Medina during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kevin Ang (LOLA) receives Audience Choice Award- Short film from CHILDREN’S SHOW Producer/actress Suzette Ranillo during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kevin Ang (LOLA) receives Audience Choice Award- Short film from CHILDREN’S SHOW Producer/actress Suzette Ranillo during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Audience Choice

LOLA by Kevin Ang Short Film

SUNDALONG KANIN by Janice O’Hara New Breed

HUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan Director’s Showcase

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Janice O’Hara (SUNDALONG KANIN) receives Audience Choice Award- NEW BREED during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Janice O’Hara (SUNDALONG KANIN) receives Audience Choice Award- NEW BREED during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Audience Choice Director’s Showcase awardee-HUSTISYA cast from left: Bernardo Bernardo, Tony Mabesa and direk Joel Lamangan. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Audience Choice Director’s Showcase awardee-HUSTISYA cast from left: Bernardo Bernardo, Tony Mabesa and direk Joel Lamangan. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

CHILDREN’S SHOW D.O.P Mycko David wins the Canon Award for Cinematography and a C100 camera (worth $5,000 U.S.) from Canon Mktg Phl Asst. Mktg Mgr for Imaging Communications Products Rolando Romero Jr. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

CHILDREN’S SHOW D.O.P Mycko David wins the Canon Award for Cinematography and a C100 camera (worth $5,000 U.S.) from Canon Mktg Phl Asst. Mktg Mgr for Imaging Communications Products Rolando Romero Jr. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Canon Award for Cinematography

Mycko David CHILDREN’S SHOW

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from left: Louie Ignacio ASINTADO receives the Best Poster Design for Justin Besano from Lilit Reyes. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Louie Ignacio ASINTADO receives the Best Poster Design for Justin Besano from Lilit Reyes. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Poster

Justin Besana ASINTADO

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Previous Cinemalaya awardees/presenters Shamaine Centenera Buencamino and Manila Councilor Yul Servo. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Previous Cinemalaya awardees/presenters Shamaine Centenera Buencamino and Manila Councilor Yul Servo. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

New Breed from left: Ida Anita Del Mundo (K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER) , Milo Sogueco (MARIQUINA), Nick Olanka (RONDA), GB Sampedro (S6PARADOS). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

New Breed from left: Ida Anita Del Mundo (K’NA THE DREAMWEAVER) , Milo Sogueco (MARIQUINA), Nick Olanka (RONDA), GB Sampedro (S6PARADOS). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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SUNDALONG KANIN cast: standing Jelson Bay w Executive Producer Shiela Ambray, Reg De Vera and Diana Alferez seated from left Urian Best Actress Angeli Bayani, Max Celada, Sheenly Gener, Mara Marasigan and DOP Dexter Dela Peña.  The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

SUNDALONG KANIN cast: standing Jelson Bay w Executive Producer Shiela Ambray, Regina De Vera and Diana Alferez seated from left Urian Best Actress Angeli Bayani, Max Celada, Sheenly Gener, Mara Marasigan and DOP Dexter Dela Peña. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Previous Cinemalaya awardees Ina Feleo & Epi Quizon during the Cinemalaya X Awards last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Supporting Actress Director’s Showcase Cris Villonco HARI NG TONDO. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actress Director’s Showcase Cris Villonco HARI NG TONDO. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Short filmmakers from right: Chloe Anne Veloso (INA-TAY), Joris Fernandez (INDAYOG NG NAYATAMAK), Kevin Ang (LOLA), Janne Eric ‘JE’ Tiglao (MGA LIGAW NA PARU PARO), Paolo O’Hara (NAKAKABINGING KADILIMAN), Ralph Aldrin L. Quijano (TIYA BENING), David R. Corpuz (THE ORDINARY THINGS THAT WE DO) and—NOT IN PHOTO is Fedwilyn Villarba Sadolboro (PADULONG SA PINUY-ANAN). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Short filmmakers from right: Chloe Anne Veloso (INA-TAY), Joris Fernandez (INDAYOG NG NAYATAMAK), Kevin Ang (LOLA), Janne Eric ‘JE’ Tiglao (MGA LIGAW NA PARU PARO), Paolo O’Hara (NAKAKABINGING KADILIMAN), Ralph Aldrin L. Quijano (TIYA BENING), David R. Corpuz (THE ORDINARY THINGS THAT WE DO) and—NOT IN PHOTO is Fedwilyn Villarba Sadolboro (PADULONG SA PINUY-ANAN). The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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CHILDREN’S SHOW D.O.P Mycko David wins the Canon Award for Cinematography and a C100 camera (worth $5,000 U.S.) behind him are presenters previous awardees Angel Aquino & Nathan Lopez. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

CHILDREN’S SHOW D.O.P Mycko David wins the Canon Award for Cinematography and a C100 camera (worth $5,000 U.S.) behind him are presenters previous awardees Angel Aquino & Nathan Lopez. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Supporting Actress New Breed Barbie Forteza MARIQUINA and Best Screenplay Director’s Showcase Aloy Adlawan THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Supporting Actress New Breed Barbie Forteza MARIQUINA and Best Screenplay Director’s Showcase Aloy Adlawan THE JANITOR. The Cinemalaya X Awards was held last August 10, 2014 at the CCP. Watch out for Cinemalaya films’ commercial release in the coming months. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The Tears & Triumphs of DOCUMENTED

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Jose Antonio Vargas was at the pinnacle of journalism having won the Pulitzer Prize, having an exclusive interview w facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, working for the Washington Post and CNN.

Jose Antonio Vargas was at the pinnacle of journalism having won the Pulitzer Prize, having an exclusive interview w facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, working for the Washington Post and CNN.

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She was in tears relating, “Nagkaroon ako ng facebook ayaw niya ko accept. Accept niya naman ako. Ayaw niya ako accept bakit ganoon? Facebook lang yan e…Eto yung last sulat niya sakin November 1997.” Audiences at the CCP main theater started laughing while some were moved to tears. The interview was both humorous and touching at the same time. Emilie Salinas is the mother of Pinoy immigration crusader and Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. They hadn’t seen each other in 20 years because of Jose being an undocumented American or illegal alien in their terms. Jose couldn’t handle the complication of having to explain to most people how or why he hasn’t seen his mother for so long, that’s why he just didn’t add her.

from left: Cinemalaya Pres. Nestor Jardin, Emilie Salinas, Cinemalaya Competition Head Laurice Guillen and Cinemalaya Festival Director Chris Millado. Salinas received the award of Recognition for her son Jose Antonio Vargas from the Cinemalaya foundation. Ceremonies were held at the screening of DOCUMENTED which opened Cinemalaya X last August 1, 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from left: Cinemalaya Pres. Nestor Jardin, Emilie Salinas, Cinemalaya Competition Head Laurice Guillen and Cinemalaya Festival Director Chris Millado. Salinas received the award of Recognition for her son Jose Antonio Vargas from the Cinemalaya foundation. Ceremonies were held at the screening of DOCUMENTED which opened Cinemalaya X last August 1, 2014 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista.

DOCUMENTED is the opening film of Cinemalaya X held at the CCP main theater last August 1, 2014. It is one of many powerful documentary pieces that shed the spot light on a number of issues. The documentary section is now a couple of years old at the Cinemalaya fest and features titles like KEEP ON BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY by Ramona Diaz, PANG-ALAY: ANG PAGBABALIK SA TAWI-TAWI by Nanette Matilac, JEEPNEY by Esy Casey,DUNGKOY by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, ULILANG LUBOS by Joseph Israel Laban, VOYAGE OF THE BALANGAY by Minda Ponce-Rodriguez, KWENTONG GILAS all at the CCP.

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KWENTONG GILAS for example shows the journey of the SMART GILAS team during the 2013 FIBA Asia Cup. You can check schedules and venues of the screenings here: https://www.facebook.com/728726927160127/photos/a.822047371161415.1073741836.728726927160127/822047444494741/?type=1&relevant_count=1

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DOCUMENTED relates the journey which starts from Jose Antonio Vargas coming out in a New York Times essay revealing his illegal alien status. The experience may be personal but the need to be legitimized is something universal. It’s not just a Filipino issue but also something anyone can relate to.

IMG_3993The piece also deals with Gay rights as Vargas shared his experiences of coming out as a high schooler and then later on comparing that with his revelation as an ‘AMERICAN without papers.’ This is a documentary that should be seen by everyone, not just in the U.S. or the Philippines but the whole world. Whenever there’s prejudice, injustice one should speak up and fight. Viewers will see how social media, the Internet are all tools for change and taking part in a positive way.

Jose Antonio Vargas was at the pinnacle of journalism having won the Pulitzer Prize, having an exclusive interview w facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, working for the Washington Post and CNN.

Jose Antonio Vargas was at the pinnacle of journalism having won the Pulitzer Prize, having an exclusive interview w facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, working for the Washington Post and CNN.

Vargas has all the professional credibility as Washington Post Correspondent, Technology & Innovation editor for Huffington Post even as CNN.com Contributor. He risked it all after seeing the DREAMERS ACT movement where students who were illegal immigrants came out via YouTube. He couldn’t just be in the sidelines but had to actively participate in his own way. Starting the DEFINE AMERICA campaign along with four other journalists. One of their goals is being able to give people a mechanism/process to legitimize their life in the U.S.

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IMG_4016DOCUMENTED is able to show both sides of the argument, even those opposed to immigration reform. In one interview in Brimingham, Alabama, the interviewee was cut off by someone listening on the conversation and disagreeing with them. Jose then interviewed that guy who said “ I’m against immigrants staying in an apartment 10 people deep..” Or the time Jose was kicked out of a Mitt Romney town hall meeting just because he was holding up a sign I AM AN AMERCAN W/O PAPERS. The worst thing he did was engage a couple in a conversation about the immigration issue.

Jose Antonio Vargas was at the pinnacle of journalism having won the Pulitzer Prize, having an exclusive interview w facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, working for the Washington Post and CNN.

Jose Antonio Vargas was at the pinnacle of journalism having won the Pulitzer Prize, having an exclusive interview w facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, working for the Washington Post and CNN.

What is unsaid but is evident in the documentary though is the powerful and pervasive influence of media. DOCUMENTED is co-produced by CNN Films. One can imagine that Vargas would have been deported immediately after coming out, had he not been a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. That’s the point, however, he’s not just fighting for himself or his own status but that of millions of others, who are not as articulate and influential a position.

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Filipinos understand and appreciate the burning issues of U.S. politics especially those concerning immigration. But it’s the human side, the tearing apart of the family, which touches Pinoys the most. Whether its Pepe talking on the phone with congressmen and immigration officials and pausing to say, “Lola mamaya ka na mag hugas ng pinggan nasa telepono ako”. Or after not calling his mom for years the first time they see each other via Skype she touches the screen of the laptop in an effort to feel his face. In an interview later she says, “Gusto ko lang mahawakan yung mukha niya ng ganito, gaya ng bata pa siya.”

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Cinemalaya X DIRECTOR’S SHOWCASE

THE JANITOR cast from left: Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo and LJ Reyes---NOT in photo are cast mates Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.
HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

BY now everyone has heard the public outcry of JUSTISYA for lead actress Nora Aunor in Joel Lamangan’s film. But the whole category is worth watching. ASINTADO by Louie Ignacio looks visually promising having the TAONG PUTIK festival as backdrop to a crime thriller. Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking after a 14-year hiatus with HARI NG TONDO. His cast is powered by multitalented and much loved faces from theater such as Cris Villonco, Lorenz Martinez, Audie Gemora, Hans Eckstein. The lead role belongs to film and tv star Robert Arevalo along with Aiza Seguerra, Rez Cortez, Liza Lorena and many others.

Director’s showcase from left: Jay Altarejos (KASAL), Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Producer Ramel David representing director Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Director’s showcase from left: Jay Altarejos (KASAL), Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Producer Ramel David representing director Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Jay Altarejos explores how a gay couple played by Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino perceives love and marriage in the Philippines in KASAL. The Cinemalaya debut of Mike Tuviera is an explosive action film based on the biggest and most brutal bank heists in recent years: THE JANITOR. It also boasts the most star studded cast of the fest having Dennis Trillo, Richard Gomez, Ricky Davao, Dante Rivero, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Derek Ramsay, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex Medina, Jerald Napoles, Nico Manalo.

THE JANITOR cast from left: Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo and LJ Reyes---NOT in photo are cast mates Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR cast from left: Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo and LJ Reyes—NOT in photo are cast mates Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan  all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar  (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO).
Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO (BETWEEN THE EYES)

DIRECTED BY LOUIE IGNACIO

WRITTEN BY SOCORRO VILLANUEVA

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY 

GENRE: Drama

ASINTADO Cast from left: Jake Vargas, Rita De Guzman , Jak Roberto and screenwriter Socorro Villanueva. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

ASINTADO Cast from left: Jake Vargas, Rita De Guzman , Jak Roberto and screenwriter Socorro Villanueva. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

SYNOPSIS: In the middle of the preparation for Taong Putik Festival, a young man penniless and in love, takes on a drug courier job that goes terribly wrong. To save him, his mother now makes the most difficult decision of her life.

ASINTADO stars from left: Jake Vargas and Aiko Melendez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO stars from left: Jake Vargas and Aiko Melendez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Aiko Melendez, Gabby Eigenmann, Miggs Cuaderno, Rochelle Pangilinan, Jak Roberto and and Jake Vargas with Benjie Felipe, Madz Nicholas and Maita Ejercito PRODUCTION STAFF: Director -Luisito L. Ignacio, Story & Screenplay-Socorro Villanueva, Director of Photography-Luisito L. Ignacio, Technical Director-Rowell Evangelista, Editor-Carlo Manatad, Production Design-Cyrus Khan, Musical Scorer-Danny Tan, Sounds-Michael Idioma, Production Manager-Melon P. Antonio, Assistant Director-Allan Razo, Producers-Ferdinand Lapuz & Dennis C. Evangelista, Executive Producers-Jose Mari Abacan, Oli L. Laperal Jr., Elvira Yap Go and Louie Ignacio. Produced by Ignacio Films.

ASINTADO director Louie Ignacio. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO director Louie Ignacio. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Aiko Melendez in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Aiko Melendez in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

ASINTADO is set during the TAONG PUTIK festival in celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

GMA stars from left: Martin Del Rosario, Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA stars from left: Martin Del Rosario, Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO stars from left: Cris Villonco, Robert Arevalo and Rafa Sigiuon Reyna. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO stars from left: Cris Villonco, Robert Arevalo and Rafa Sigiuon Reyna. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO

DIRECTED BY CARLOS SIGUION-REYNA

WRITTEN BY BIBETH ORTEZA

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Family Drama

HARI NG TONDO cast from right: Robert Arevalo, Cris Villonco, Mark Tayag, Aiza Seguerra, Ciara Sotto, Liza Lorena and Lui Manansala. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO cast from right: Robert Arevalo, Cris Villonco, Mark Tayag, Aiza Seguerra, Ciara Sotto, Liza Lorena and Lui Manansala. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

SYNOPSIS: A grandfather on the brink of bankruptcy brings his grandchildren back to the community that made and shaped him, only to find out the place is no longer the same.

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking, Lorenz Martinez and Cris Villonco (characters) meet for the first time. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking, Lorenz Martinez and Cris Villonco (characters) meet for the first time. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: CARLOS SIGUION-REYNA, film director, received his M.F.A. in film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (NYC). His NYU thesis film Patas Lang (Fair Exchange) was awarded in the narrative category of the 1989 Nissan FOCUS Awards. Twelve feature films, various short films and documentaries, television and stage works followed, some of which include the award winning and critically acclaimed Choices, Azucena (Dog Food), Kahapon May Dalawang Bata (Yesterday Children), Ang Lalaki sa Buhay ni Selya (The Man in Her Life), Aangkinin Ko ang Bukas (Tomorrow Will Be Mine), Ligaya ang Itawag Mo sa Akin (They Call Me Joy), Inagaw Mo ang Lahat sa Akin (Harvest Home), Ikaw Pa Lang ang Minahal, Hihintayin Kita sa Langit (I Will Wait for You in Heaven), Walang Sugat, Aawitan Kita, At All Costs, Bahay na Pula (Red House) and Payatas: Point Counterpoint. His films screened yearly from 1994 to 2000, at the Toronto International Film Festival. His works have also been shown at the Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater (New York City), the Directors’ Guild of America Theater (Los Angeles), and the international film festivals of Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, Seattle, Sydney, Hawaii, Palm Springs, Paris, Valladolid, Shanghai, London Human Rights Watch, and Dublin, among others.   He has received ten Best Director awards from principal film industry, press, and critics’ organizations in the Philippines, and was selected one of The Outstanding Young Filipinos (TOYF) in the field of Arts/Cinema (1995). He served three terms as president of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc. (DGPI), and is a member of Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Pelikulang Pilipino (NMPP).   He was member of the main competition jury of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, in 2013. Siguion-Reyna has taught film direction at the University of the Philippines Film Institute’s film program and in short lectures/workshops for the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Mowelfund Film Institute. In 2008, he joined the faculty of New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia’s M.F.A. program in film, where he has since taught film directing, screenwriting, team collaboration in filmmaking, and music video. He is presently Head of Third Year Studies in the same graduate film program.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo serenades his love. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo serenades his love. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Robert Arevalo, Rez Cortez, Cris Villonco, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Lorenz Martinez, Liza Lorena, Lui Manansala, Aiza Seguerra, Carlos Canlas, Mark Tayag, Ciara Sotto, Gian Magdangal, Eric Quizon, Ali Sotto, Audie Gemora, Hans Eckstein, Raul Montes, Ajelson Bay, Gino Ramirez, Menggie Cobarrubias PRODUCTION STAFF: Director—Carlos Siguion-Reyna Writer—Bibeth Orteza, Producer—Bibeth Orteza Executive Producers–Francisco Tiu-Laurel Jr. and Carlos Siguion-Reyna Line Producers—Tess Fuentes and Ruth Racela Assistant Director—John Paul Geoffrey Su Cinematographer—Jay Abello Art Director–Rolly Cariño Editor—Manet Dayrit Sound Mix/Design—Mike Idioma Music Score—Myke Salomon Song Lyrics– Mike Villegas and Bibeth Orteza

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking (left) lead star Robert Arevalo. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO from right: Carlitos Siguion Reyna returns to filmmaking (left) lead star Robert Arevalo. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna, Cris Villonco and Raul Montessa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna, Cris Villonco and Raul Montessa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor is booked in HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Nora Aunor is booked in HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. 

HUSTISYA

DIRECTED BY JOEL C. LAMANGAN

WRITTEN BY RICKY LEE

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Drama

HUSTISYA stars from right: Rocco Nacino and Nora Aunor. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HUSTISYA stars from right: Rocco Nacino and Nora Aunor. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

SYNOPSIS: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices – to be a victim, or a victimizer – she makes her choice.

HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HUSTISYA cast: Artista ng Bayan Nora Aunor is flanked by Jeric Gonzalez and Rocco Nacino, immediately behind them from left is Direk Joel Lamangan and Ricky Lee. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from right: Joel Lamangan directs Nora Aunor in HUSTISYA but also acts in New Breed film S6PARADOS. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from right: Joel Lamangan directs Nora Aunor in HUSTISYA but also acts in New Breed film S6PARADOS. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: Director Joel Cobarrubias Lamangan has directed 57 feature films and a big number of stage plays and television presentations. He currently holds important and prestigious positions of Artistic Director of Bulwagang Gantimpala, Cultural Center of the Philippines; Creative Consultant of TV5, the “Kapatid” Network; President of the Nagkakaisang Manggagawa Ng Pelikulang Pilipino (NMPP), an organization that provides humanitarian assistance to the movie workers in the Philippine Industry; and President of the Board of Directors, Directors Guild Of The Philippines. He has been given due recognition time and again in his chosen field. One of his most valued accomplishments was to receive the Decade Award as Best Director for Gawad Urian Awards and PMPC. He started in the movies as a bit player for acclaimed directors Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal and eventually moved on to more challenging featured roles. He would later distinguish himself at the box office as a director making glossy melodramas. His films echoed images of Hollywood at its glamorous best where the women were beautiful, the men dashing and settings picturesque while an orchestra performed the theme song in the background. But while the formula proved most successful for somebody eager to make a name like him, his heart was longing for something else. He wanted to make films that delved into social ills and into the inadequacies of the government or to be able to present radical solutions that will change the world.

Sunshine Dizon of JUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Sunshine Dizon of JUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Rocco Nacino in HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Rocco Nacino in HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

 

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: NORA AUNOR with Rocco Nacino, Rosanna Roces, Sunshine Dizon, Gardo Versoza, Chynna Ortaleza, Jeric Gonzales and Romnick Sarmenta with Jaime Pebanco, Tony Mabesa, Miles Kanapi, Sue Prado, John Rendez, Chanel Latorre, Angela Ruiz, Menggie Cobarrubias PRODUCTION STAFF: Director- Joel Lamangan, Screenplay-Ricardo Lee, Director of Photography-Nap Jamir II, Editor-Vanesa De Leon, Production Design-Edgar Martin Littaua, Music-Emerzon Texon Sounds-Lamberto Casas Jr., Assistant Directors-Julius Alfonso & Bong Ramos, Producer-Ferdinand Lapuz, Line & Supervising Producer-Dennis C. Evangelista, Executive Producer-Harlene Bautista, Produced by Likhang Silangan Productions.

Nora Aunor is mobbed by the media. Everyone is looking for HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor is mobbed by the media. Everyone is looking for HUSTISYA. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Manila City Hall from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Manila City Hall from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

 

 

 

KASAL

DIRECTED BY JOSELITO ALTAREJOS

WRITTEN BY ZIG DULAY AND JOSELITO ALTAREJOS

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Drama

KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

 

SYNOPSIS: Kasal is a slice of life drama of a gay couple whose resolve to stay together is challenged as they attend a wedding. It also is an examination on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society.

KASAL sunset: Oliver Aquino and Arnold Reyes share a golden sunset. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

KASAL sunset: Oliver Aquino and Arnold Reyes share a golden sunset. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

KASAL stars from left: Oliver Aquino, direk Jay Altarejos and Arnold Reyes. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

KASAL stars from left: Oliver Aquino, direk Jay Altarejos and Arnold Reyes. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: JOSELITO ALTAREJOS is a Filipino director born in the 70’s renowned as one of the innovators of gay cinema in the Philippines. His films are known for their strong identity and gay subjects, and have been screened at many international and local festivals. Altarejos’ films often tackle current social issues, mainly related to gay identity- ANG LIHIM NI ANTONIO/ Antonio’s Secret (2008); poverty and inequality – ANG LARO SA BUHAY NI JUAN/The Game of Juan’s Life (2009); war and children PINK HALO-HALO (2010); and UNFRIEND (2013) on social media and youth suicide. UNFRIEND is at the Panorama Section of the 2014 Berlinale and has been getting international and local media attention for “highlighting dangerous power of social media.”*1 It will be released internationally by Fortissimo Films. His Pink Halo-Halo was also a finalist in Cinemalaya 2010 Directors Showcase category and won Best Editing. It is also the first ever long feature Tigaonaon, the language of the people of Ticao Island in Masbate.   It was hailed by critics for its “sophisticated insight into our country’s precipitous decline into a cultue of violence.” *2 His other films were celebrated at international LGBT film festivals. The Game of Juan’s Life (2009) won Honorable Mention-Narrative Category at the 2010 Chicago Reeling in USA; while Antonio’s Secret (2008) was proclaimed Best Feature Film at Festival de la Luna 2010 in Valencia, Spain and Festival del Mar in Ibiza, Spain.   His projects in the pipeline include KASAL, a finalist in this year’s Cinemalaya– Directors Showcase category which is his take on the concepts of love and commitment and how the same are tested and redefined by time and circumstances. He does television and events directing on the side. *1 – Alexandra Hudson, Reuters *2– Philbert Dy, clickthecity.com

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KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

KASAL is an exploration of love and marriage by a gay couple. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

 

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Arnold Reyes, Oliver Aquino, Elizabeth Oropesa, Maritoni Fernandez, Ruby Ruiz, Ron Martin, Rener Concepcion, Rita Avila, Richard Quan PRODUCTION STAFF: Director/Line Producer-Joselito Altarejos, Executive Producer-Maria Luisa Geling, Supervising Producers: Antonio de Guzman Jr., Producers-Ferdinand Lapuz, Nanette Gamboa, Location Manager-Jeff Julio, Assistant Director-Fredel Milan, Post Production Supervisor-Larry Castillo, Acting Coach-Ruby Ruiz, DOP:-Arvin Viola, 2nd Camera-Jeyow Evangelista, Production Designers- Jeng Torress, Pot Manda, Stylist-Mimi Sanson, Editors-Zig Dulay, Joselito Altarejos, Sound- Drew Milallos, Adiss Abong, Music-Richard Gonzales

from right: Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from right: Arnold Reyes and Oliver Aquino for KASAL. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

THE JANITOR cast seated: direk Mike Tuviera, standing from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo, Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo, LJ Reyes, Ricky Davao and Jerald Napoles---NOT in photo are cast mates Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR cast seated: direk Mike Tuviera, standing from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo, Raymond Bagatsing, Dennis Trillo, LJ Reyes, Ricky Davao and Jerald Napoles—NOT in photo are cast mates Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL “MIKE” TUVIERA

WRITTEN BY ALOY ADLAWAN

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE CATEGORY

GENRE: Action-Drama

Derek Ramsay is one of the scariest characters in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Derek Ramsay is one of the scariest characters in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

 

SYNOPSIS: Crisanto Espina, a cop on suspension and under investigation, is tasked to eliminate the suspects involved in a bank robbery/massacre that shocked the whole nation.

THE JANITOR rat pack from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo and Jerald Napoles. THE JANITOR cast also includes Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR rat pack from left: Alex Medina, Nicco Manalo and Jerald Napoles. THE JANITOR cast also includes Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR collage: from right: Direk Mike Tuviera discusses a scene with lead star Dennis Trillo in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

THE JANITOR collage: from right: Direk Mike Tuviera discusses a scene with lead star Dennis Trillo in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

FILMMAKER PROFILE: From the age of 12, Direk Mike Tuviera always knew he wanted to make films. A natural-born storyteller, he has been directing for more than 16 years. He has climbed the ladder from P.A. to 2nd Assistant Director to Writer to First Assistant Director to 2nd Unit Director and finally to full-fledged TV and Film Director. He is proud to be the first Filipino citizen to have been accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema-Television’s Production Program, earning his Master’s Degree in 2004. He currently divides his time between directing for network television and making movies, as well as managing the family business.

Richard Gomez is a corrupt cop in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Richard Gomez is a corrupt cop in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

LJ Reyes is Dennis Trillo’s loving wife in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

LJ Reyes is Dennis Trillo’s loving wife in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

 

MAJOR CREDITS: CAST: Dennis Trillo, Richard Gomez, Ricky Davao, Dante Rivero, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Derek Ramsay, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex Medina, Jerald Napoles, Nico Manalo PRODUCTION STAFF: Director-Michael B. Tuviera, Writer-Aloy Adlawan, Michael B. Tuviera, Line Producer-Anabelle Macauba, Executive Producer-Adrian Raphael Santos, Associate Producer-Jacqui Cara, Assistant Director-Linnet Zurbano, Director of Photography-Marissa Floirendo, Production Designer-Roy Lachica, Location Manager-Raffy Gallon, Editor-Tara Illenberger, Script Supervisor-Rene Oabel, Music-Richard Gonzales, Sound-Mike Idioma, Make-Up Head-Alex Vicencio, Casting Supervisor-Eliza Timbol.

from right: Richard Gomez and Derek Ramsay are vicious cops in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from right: Richard Gomez and Derek Ramsay are vicious cops in THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

THE JANITOR pals from left: Jerald Napoles and Alex Medina pose for a fan. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

THE JANITOR pals from left: Jerald Napoles and Alex Medina pose for a fan. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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Elmo Magallona (#Y) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairveiw Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Elmo Magallona (#Y) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairveiw Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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from left: Rafa Sigiuon-Reyna, Cris Villonco, Raul Montes, Audie Gemora and Screenwriter Bibeth Orteza. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from left: Rafa Sigiuon-Reyna, Cris Villonco, Raul Montes, Audie Gemora and Screenwriter Bibeth Orteza. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

from left: Ali Sotto and Cris Villonco in HARI NG TONDO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

from left: Ali Sotto and Cris Villonco in HARI NG TONDO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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Director’s showcase from left: Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Jay Altarejos (KASAL), --NOT in photo is Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Director’s showcase from left: Louie Ignacio (ASINTADO), Carlitos Siguion-Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Joel Lamangan (HUSTISYA) and Jay Altarejos (KASAL), –NOT in photo is Michael Tuviera of THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Miggs Cuaderno in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Miggs Cuaderno in ASINTADO. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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GMA stars from left: Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD) and Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA stars from left: Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO), child star Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW), Enzo Pineda (SUNDALONG KANIN), Elmo Magalona (#Y), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD) and Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista. 

A scene from THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

A scene from THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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HARI NG TONDO cast from left:  Raul Montes, Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado and Cris Villonco. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Raul Montes, Cinemalaya Festival Dir Chris Millado and Cris Villonco. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo is swallowed up in sea of trash. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

HARI NG TONDO lead star Robert Arevalo is swallowed up in sea of trash. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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Alex Medina is in K’NA THE DREAM WEAVER and THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Alex Medina is in K’NA THE DREAM WEAVER and THE JANITOR. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

Nora Aunor from scene in JUSTISYA by Joel Lamangan in the Director’s Showcase category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces.

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HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

HARI NG TONDO cast from left: Carlos Canlas, Robert Arevalo, Audie Gemora, Raul Montessa, Cris Villonco, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Rafa Siguion Reyna, Rez Cortes and Bibeth Ortesa. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista. 

Joel Lamangan directed JUSTISYA and acted in S6PARADOS by GB Sampedro in the New Breed category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Joel Lamangan directed JUSTISYA and acted in S6PARADOS by GB Sampedro in the New Breed category. Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan  all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar  (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO). Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista.

GMA’s young fresh faces in this year’s Cinemalaya foreground from left: Akira Morishita, Elijah Canlas, Nathaniel Britt, Enzo Pineda, kid in brown jacket- Isaac Cain Tongonan all star in the film SUNDALONG KANIN, Ken Chan (1st KO SI 3RD), Miggs Cuaderno (ASINTADO/CHILDREN’S SHOW) and Buboy Villar (CHILDREN’S SHOW), Rocco Nacino (JUSTISYA) and Rita De Guzman (ASINTADO).
Background from left: Rafa Siguion Reyna (HARI NG TONDO), Jak Roberto (ASINTADO), Coleen Borgonia(1st KO SI 3RD), Jeric Gonzales (JUSTISYA) and Elmo Magalona (#Y). Cinemalaya X running from August 1-10, 2014 in CCP will have satellite venues: Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces. Photo by Jude Bautista. 

 


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