Beat the Monday blues and get over the Wednesday slump with some great cinema. Here’s what’s happening on November 24 until November 27.
November 24 6:30pm
ANO ANG KULAY NG MGA NAKALIMUTANG PANGARAP?
As part of the Masters’ Showcase of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, a film about loyalty and old age, mortality and memories will be presented by writer/director Jose Javier Reyes as his centerpiece.
ANO ANG KULAY NG MGA NAKALIMUTANG PANGARAP? (What are the Colors of Forgotten Dreams?) traces the life of Teresa, who has dedicated sixty years of her life to the service of a middle class family at the expense of her own happiness and fulfillment. Now that the matriarch of the family has died, the children who were under her care have flown back from abroad to bury their mother and decide on the fate of their nanny.
Starring Ryan Agoncillo, Jackie Lou Blanco and Bobby Andrews, the small quiet movie features veteran stage and film actress Rustica Carpio tackling the role of Teresa in this tale of loneliness and old age.
Directed and Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Producers Charyl Chan and Jose Javier Reyes
November 29 9:00pm
ANG TURKEY MAN AY PABO RIN
Q&A with Randolph Longjas
This fun and wildly inventive comedy explores the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Filipino-American couple on a universal love trip–one that does not discriminate against color, stature or culture. It is a celebration of the Filipino experience from a foreigner’s perspective, and simultaneously, the realization of the American dream through a Filipino’s eyes.
Starring Tuesday Vargas, Julia Clarete, Cai Cortez, JM de Guzman, Travis Kraft, Ronald Inocencio, Madlen Nicolas, Micko Laurente
Directed by Randolph Longjas
Screen play by Allan Habon
Director of Photography Tom Redoble
Production Design by Butch Garcia, Nette Madrid
Assistant Director Mico Esquivel
Editor Carlo Manatad, Joris Fernandez
Score Teresa Barrozo
Sound Design Jedd Dumaguina
November 25 6:30pm
JAZZ IN LOVE (w/o Q&A)
November 25 9:00pm
Q&A with Ron Bryant
Bingoleras is a surprise-filled woman-powered comedy about six single women and a priest, whose lives intersect when a bingo marathon is launched in their church for the barangay fiesta, turning expectations and relationships upside down and inside out.
Starring Eula Valdez, Liza Diño, Mercedes Cabral, Charee Pineda, Hazel Orencio, Max Eigenmann
The film was produced by Chantel Garcia, with screenplay by Ron Bryant, edited by Joe Lachica, cinematography by Regiben Romana, music by Mark Laccay, art direction by Tey Lopez, Gico Lipit, and Joe Lachica.
November 26 6:30pm
The Peque Gallaga-Lore Reyes directing tandem tackles a film about an an artist who has given up on the world until a young boy brings the world into her doorstep. “Sonata” is the story of a woman whose whole life is her art. This is her world, her passion, and when she loses it, she loses her hold on the world. She disconnects from life and from everyone because her life was her art.
Featuring Cherie Gil and Richard Gomez, the film is shot entirely in the towns of Silay, Cadiz, and Manapla in Negros Occidental.
Directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes
Screenplay by Wanggo Gallaga
Producer Lore Reyes
November 26 9:00pm
MGA ANINO NG KAHAPON
Q&A with Alvin Yapan and Gay Domingo
Anino ng Kahapon (Shadows of the Past) is about a family dealing with the challenges of a member with schizophrenia. When Ed leaves for the Middle East for work, he leaves behind Irene and their young son Brian in the care of his brother Carlo and mother Flor. Ed’s departure triggers Irene’s schizophrenia. Irene starts turning fearful of shadows, which she says belong to undercover operatives lurking about. As Irene’s disposition spirals into paranoia, the family’s peace is affected. Ed and the rest of the family struggle to help Irene while they all deal with her condition.
Starring Agot Isidro and TJ Trinidad, with Carlo Cruz, Carl Acosta, Upeng Galang, with the special participation of Ku Aquino
Writer and Director Alvin Yapan
Producer Alemberg Ang
Associate Producer Gay Ace Domingo
Line Producer Ronald Genato
Production Designer Whammy Alcazaren
Cinematographer Dexter dela Peña
Lighting Director JT Pandy
Editor Chuck Gutierrez
Music Denise Santos
Sound Drew Milallos & Don San Miguel
November 27 6:30pm
CINEMA REHIYON RELOADED: KORDERO SA DIYOS
This is the life of Divino Maligalig
as he walks through the valley of the shadow of death
Kordero Sa Dios depicts an uncensored observation of exploitation and control amongst the underclass, and the evolution of the protagonist from victim-martyr (the victim’s name is Divino – implying purity/divinity) to a recognition of a personal reality—that perhaps to survive amongst a sea of sinners and exploiters, that martyrdom is, so to speak, “for the birds” (if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em). —SineKultura
Starring Jandro Mahinay Asuncion
Directed by Keith Deligero
Screenplay by Niño calalang and Keith Deligero
Producers: keith deligero, lawrence ang, kei tan, kitch, winston cabico, remton zuasola, victor villanueva, idden de los reyes, john labata, albert jurcales, enrie matutinao, darcy arguedo, donna gimeno, aya ng, ceazar yu
November 27 9:00pm
CINEMA REHIYON RELOADED
NCCA Cinema Rehiyon’s Teddy Co curates and discusses a program of shorts made by regional filmmakers- a great way to explore cinema outside Metro Manila.
*This evening’s programs contain sensitive material. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
AMOG (Rick Malaki III) – Davao
KATAPUSANG LABOK /The Last Strike (Aiess Alonso) – Cebu
CABATINGAN /Misplaced (Brianne Amparado) – Pampanga