UP Cinema brings four Cinemalaya 2013 films at the UP Cine Adarna Theater on September 10 & 11, 2013. Ticket price is at Php 100 (Php 80 for students with valid ID). For ticket reservations, contact (0922)8891377 or (0915)3702221. Log on to UP Cinema for updates.
Day 1 (Tuesday):
Written and Directed by Carlo Obispo
Cast: Arnold Reyes, Angeli Bayani, Julian Trono, Miggs Cuaderno, Krystel Valentino, Jean Judith Javier, Carlon Matobato, Olive Nieto, Karen Haniel, Max Celada, Aaron Ching, and Sheenly Gener
A countryside dramedy (drama-comedy) that follows 14-year-old Diana and her younger brother who live by themselves after their mother went abroad and their father lived with another woman. Set in a remote purok, where people display positive outlook in life despite daily struggles, the film features the light side of country lifestyle as the main characters take advantage of the fun and thrills of the town festival to take hold of their sweet childhood.
Directed by Hannah Espia
Written by Hannah Espia and Giancarlo Lauro Abrahan V
Cast: Jasmine Curtis Smith, Ping Medina, Irma Adlawan, Mercedes Cabral, and Marc Justine Alvarez
“Transit” begins and ends in an airport during a father and son’s transit flight from Tel Aviv to Manila. It tells the story of Moises, a Filipino single-dad working as a caregiver in Herzliya, Israel, who comes home to his son Joshua’s 4th birthday. It was on that day that Moises, together with their Filipino neighbors, Janet and her daughter Yael, find out that the Israeli government is going to deport children of foreign workers. Afraid of the new law, Moises and Janet decide to hide their children from the immigration police by making them stay inside the house.
Transit, an entry for the New Breed category, won the following awards: Best Film, Best Director (Hannah Espia), Best Actress (Irma Adlawan), Best Supporting Actress (Jasmine Curtis-Smith), Best Original Music Score, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Audience Choice Award, Special Jury Prize, NETPAC Award.
Day 2 (Wednesday):
Written and Directed by Alvin Yapan
Cast: Paulo Avelino and Mara Lopez
Mando, a Bicolano devotee of Ina, Virgin of Peñafrancia, injures himself. He will be nursed back to health by a mysterious woman, Salome, living at the foot of Mount Mayon. They will fall in love with each other. Salome holds a secret that will devastate Mando’s love for her; while Mando relies on his devotion to the Virgin of Peñafrancia to lift a curse that involves his life.
Written and Directed by: Jerrold Tarog
Cast: Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Benjamin Alves, Ria Garcia, and TJ Trinidad
“Sana Dati” is a love story about a woman whose wedding is thrown into disarray when a mysterious person arrives and reminds her of the man she really loves. It is the third part of Jerrold Tarog’s Camera Trilogy after Confessional (Cinema One Originals 2007) and Mangatyanan (Cinemalaya 2009).
Sana Dati, an entry for the Directors’ Showcase category, won the following awards: Best Film, Best Director (Jerrold Tarog), Best Supporting Actor (TJ Trinidad), Best Production Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.