Round Up 4

Rounding up what’s showing during The Inquirer Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked Film Festival on December 3 to 5.

December 3 6:30pm

ISLANDS

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Teaser 1: http://vimeo.com/78172119

Teaser 2: http://vimeo.com/78270427

Teaser 3: http://vimeo.com/78359543

ISLANDS explores a cinematic journey of two astronauts. As they enter Earth’s atmosphere the structure transforms. The spacecraft becomes the meteor from a myth of a tribesman; it triggers an old lady’s memory of a lover from her past. As these diverse characters converge in a plane of reality, we confront a particular form of gravity we covertly feel—falling in love.

Starring Benjamin Alves, Luis Alandy, Peque Gallaga, and Marita Robles

Directed by Whammy Alcarzaren

Written by Whammy Alcazaren and Giancarlo Abrahan

Produced by Maria Rita Vargas

December 3 9:00pm

BENDOR

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Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxqxwOrIxAk

A woman who defies her fate as a wife, a mother, an ambulant vendor, and illegal abortion pill seller.

Starring  Vivian Velez, Chanel Latorre

Directed by Ralston Jover

Written by Ralston Jover and Marizaly J. Quitana

Executive Producer Ronald Arguelles

December 4 6:30pm

CINEMA REHIYON RELOADED: DEBOSYON

Q&A with Alvin Yapan and Alem Ang

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Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjI-vbfoFFE

A Bikolano devotee of Ina, Virgin of Peñafrancia, Patroness of Bikolandia, will find himself lost in the middle of the forest. He will get injured and will fall unconscious. When he wakes up in the middle of the forest, it is already night. Then he hears a woman singing in the forest. He follows the voice. He meets this mysterious girl singing in the forest in the middle of the night. The girl takes care of the devotee’s injury. She nurses him to health in the forest. This is the love story of Maria Makiling, Daragang Magayon, and other goddesses of Philippine folklore falling in love with injured and lost young men in the forest.

Starring Paulo Avelino and Mara Lopez

Written and Directed by Alvin Yapan

Assistant Directors: Sandi Ghannam, Fadi Ghaleeb Diaz and Sweden Obias

Director of Photography: Dexter Dela Peña

Lighting Director: JT Pandy

Editor: Chuck Gutierrez

Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay

Production Designers: Dennis Corteza and Paolo Piaña

Art Directors: Pat Noveno and Roy Dominguiano

Sound: Don San Miguel and Andrew Milallos

Music: Teresa Baroza with songs composed by Jireh Pasano and Charlie Cenzon, SJ

Executive Producers: Alemberg Ang, Alvin Yapan and Paulo Avelino

Co-Executive Producers: Josabeth Alonso and Chuck and Baby Ruth Gutierrez

Associate Producers: Fr Andrew Recepcion and Kristian Cordero

December 4 9:00pm

Round Two! 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.

Variations on Love

ISANG KARANIWANG KUWENTO NG PAG-IBIG /An Ordinary Love Story
         (Steve Cardona) – Batangas
INA-TAY /Ma-Pa (Chloe Veloso) – Cebu
ANG WALA’Y KAHUMANANG ADLAW /The Infinite Sun
          (Glenmark Doromal) – Iligan City
Laughter All the Way
ISANG ARAW, MAY HALIMAW /One Day, There was a Monster
          (JT Cadiz) – Laguna
DISKONEK /Disconnect (Samantha Solidum) – Butuan
EL PUNDIDO LUZ DE CASA /The Extinguished Light of Home
          (Aedrian Araojo) – Zamboanga
MIGO NINO /My Little Friend (Sonny Campaner and Warred Julian) – Davao
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December 5 6:30pm

RIDDLES OF MY HOMECOMING

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Trailer: http://vimeo.com/72589619

Riddles of my Homecoming tells the story of Alfad, a Lumad whose soul returns to his homeland to settle unfinished businesses and to finally rest. It is based on the Lumad’s belief that when a person dies his soul goes back to his homeland.

Starring Fe GingGing Hyde, Perry Dizon, Madz Garcia, Jillian Khayle Barbarona, Jeff Sabayle

Written and Directed by Arnel Mardoquio

December 5 9:00pm

REKORDER

Q&A with Ronnie Quizon

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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYdoXQ58Vb4

A New Breed Cinemalaya Feature Film by Mikhail Red

REKORDER tells the story of a former 1980’s film cameraman who now currently works as a movie pirate operating in present day Manila. He routinely smuggles a digital camcorder into movie theaters in order to illegally record films. One night he records something else… And the footage goes viral.

– Winner of the Best New Director Award in the 33rd Vancouver International Film Festival, Asia Pacific Young Director Award in the 14th Gwangju International Film Festival, Best Production Award in the 9th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival

Starring Ronnie Quizon, Mike Lloren, Earl Ignacio, Lowell Conales, Suzette Ranillo, Belinda Mariano

Written and Directed by Mikhail Red

Screenplay by Mikhail Red and Ian Victoriano

Producer Pamela L. Reyes

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