SATURDAY, August 12, the 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival closes with "Pastor" by filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. at 6:15 p.m., at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).
The 90-minute-long film tells the story of Pastor Luis Aguila who is torn between revenge and his faith when his daughter got entangled in a web of lies and became involved with illegal activities, leading to her untimely death. Pastor Aguila and his wife seek justice but it seems elusive. Produced by Oro de Siete Productions Inc., the film stars Phillip Salvador, Gina Alajar, Jason Abalos, Janine Gutierrez, Mark Neumann, with special participation of Elizabeth Oropesa, Alan Paule, Rosanna Roces, Angelina Kanapi and Mikoy Morales. It is directed by Adolfo Alix Jr., and written by Ralston Jover.
The Main Competition continues with the screening of six full-length entries. At the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, catch "Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa (My Teacher Who Doesn't Know How To Read)" by Perry Escaño at 10a.m., "Respeto" by Alberto Monteras II at 12:45p.m., and "Nabubulok (The Decaying)" by Sonny Calvento at 3:30p.m.
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) presents "Baconaua" by Joseph Israel Laban at 10a.m., and "Bagahe (The Baggage)" by Zig Dulay at 12:45p.m.
Meanwhile, Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) screens "Respeto" by Alberto Monteras II at 3:30p.m. Shorts B, including "Juana And The Sacred Shores" by Antonne Santiago, "Maria" by Jaime Habac Jr., "Nakaw" by Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo; "Bawod (Bent)" by TM Malones, "Nakauwi Na (Home)" by Marvin Cabangunay and Jaynus Olaivar, will be screened at 10a.m., also at the Studio Theater.
Visions of Asia features three award-winning films from China, Thailand and Malaysia/Philippines. Watch "Please Remember Me" by Zhao Qing at 3:30p.m., followed by "Singing in Graveyards" by Bradley Liew at 6:15p.m. at the Little Theater. "A Gift," which honors the King’s musical compositions highlighting his songs within a cinematic symphony of romance, soul-searching drama and heartwarming humor, will be screened at 12:45p.m., at the Studio Theater. The Thai film is free to the public; get your tickets an hour before the screening time.
There will be a public screening of the Cinemalaya Institute's 2017 Short Features. Best of the Festivals presents ToFarm's "High Tide" by Tara Illenberger at 9p.m., at the Little Theater.
For the Indie Nation section, four award-winning indie films will be shown - "What Home Feels Like" by Joseph Abello at 6:15p.m. and "Patay Na Si Hesus" by Victor Villanueva at 9p.m. at the Studio Theater. Tanghalang Manuel Conde hosts "Ang Babaeng Humayo" by Lav Diaz at 3:30p.m., followed by "Instalado" by Jason Paul Laxamana at 9p.m.
For more information, please contact the Media Arts Division at 832-1125 loc. 1705, 1712, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph or www.cinemalaya.org. For ticket inquiries, you can call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.
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