Rounding up what’s showing during The Inquirer Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked Film Festival on December 3 to 5.
December 3 6:30pm
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
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
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
December 5 6:30pm
RIDDLES OF MY HOMECOMING
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
Q&A with Ronnie Quizon
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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