Topic: Cinemalaya

CINEMALAYA: Director’s Showcase

Bwakaw by Jun Robles Lana

Bwakaw by Jun Robles Lana

Bwakaw by Jun Robles Lana is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyone’s fear of growing old alone starring Eddie Garcia.

CINEMALAYA: Short Feature Category

Ang Paghihintay Sa Bulong by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo is a film about a family who happens to take care of their ailing mother / grandmother. The family see this as a burden in their lives and they wait for her death so they could whisper their wishes.

(Find out more at: http://www.cinemalaya.org/film_paghihintay.htm)

More featured movies inside this post!

CINEMALAYA: MGA DAYO BY JULIUS SOTOMAYOR CENA

“Mga Dayo” by Julius Sotomayor Cena is a finalist in the New Breed full length feature category of 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival starring Sue Prado (Alex), Janela Buhain (Miriam), and Olga Natividad (Ella).

SYNOPSIS

Guam, U.S.A.  Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day. Alex, a local newspaper photographer, gets into a “green card marriage” with her good friend James, a Guam-born Filipino.   Miriam, a former member of the Philippine press and now an established Guam journalist, longs to repair a damaged relationship with her American husband.  Ella, a hotel housekeeper for almost 20 years, finds means of sending her 88-year old mother to the Philippines with the uncertainty of coming back. (Read the rest at: http://www.cinemalaya.org/film_mga-dayo.htm)

CINEMALAYA: Oros by Paul Sta. Ana

Oros by Paul Sta. Ana

Oros by Paul Sta. Ana, starring Kristoffer King as Makoy, Tanya Gomez as Linda, and Kristoffer Martin as Abet, is a finalist in the New Breed full length feature category of the 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.

Oros by Paul Sta. Ana

CINEMALAYA: DIABLO BY MES DE GUZMAN

“Diablo” by Mes De Guzman is a finalist in the New Breed full length feature category of 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival starring Ama Quiambao, Carlo Aquino, Arnold Reyes, Althea Vega, and Roeder Camañag.

SYNOPSIS

Every night, Nana Lusing lies on her bed sleepless because she sees a dark figure looming in her room. Who is this shadow? Is this the devil? Her late husband? A manifestation of her anxieties? Or simply a figment of her imagination? (Read the rest at: http://www.cinemalaya.org/film_diablo.htm)

CINEMALAYA: INTOY SYOKOY BY LEMUEL C. LORCA

“Intoy Syokoy” by Lemuel C. Lorca is a finalist in the New Breed full length feature category of 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival starring JM de Guzman, LJ Reyes, and Joross Gamboa.

SYNOPSIS

Intoy has had the hots for Doray since they were kids in Kalye Marino, Cavite City, formerly the American Naval Base in Sangley Point.  Both marginalized as the long-lasting effect of American abandonment of the said base, Intoy has become Kalye Marino’s best “tahong” caretaker-with-no-angst-about-poverty, while Doray a cheap prostitute-with-no-guilt, tending to her siblings’ needs. (Read the rest at: http://www.cinemalaya.org/film_intoy-syokoy.htm)

CINEMALAYA: Ang Nawawala by Marrieta Jamora

Ang Nawawala by Marrieta Jamora is a finalist in the New Breed full length feature category of 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival starring Dominic Rocco as Gibson Bonifacio.

CINEMALAYA: Ang Katiwala by Aloy Adlawan

Ang Katiwala by Aloy Adlawan is a finalist in the New Breed full length feature category of 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. It stars Dennis Trillo.

SYNOPSIS

RUBEN loses his job as a carpenter in a small town in Zambales where he lives with his wife EDNA and their 10-year old son, BUDOY. Desperate to make ends meet, he accepts a job as a caretaker of an abandoned property in Quezon City. Ruben soon finds out that the previous owner of the house is an important figure in the country’s history. (Read the rest at: http://www.cinemalaya.org/film_ang-katiwala.htm)

CINEMALAYA: The Animals by Gino M. Santos

The Animals

The Animals by Gino M. Santos is a finalist in the New Breed full length feature category of 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. It stars Albie Casiño, Dawn Balagot, and Patrick Sugui.