MEGASTAR Sharon Cuneta joins the indie bandwagon for the first time as she stars in Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha by Mes de Guzman, one of the ten independent films selected as finalist for the Full-Length Feature Category for the Cinemalaya 2017 Competition. Sharon portrays a desperate woman who seeks to reconcile with her husband and two children.
The other finalists in Cinemalaya’s Full-Length Feature Category include Ang Guro kong di Marunong Magbasa (My Teacher Who Doesn’t Know How To Read) by Perry Escaño starring actors Alfred Vargas, James Blanco, Mon Confiado and kid actors Miggs Cuaderno, Marc Justin Alvarez and Micko Laurente; Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban featuring actors Elora Españo, Teri Malvar, JM Salvado with main support Bembol Roco; Bagahe (The Baggage) by Zig Dulay stars actress Angeli Bayani; Nabubulok by Sonny Calvento with actors Gina Alajar, Billy Ray Gallion and JC Santos in the cast; Pacboy by Thop Nazareno; Requited by Nerissa Picadizo featuring actors Jake Cuenca and Anna Luna; Respeto by Treb Monteras II stars rappers Abra and Loonie; Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig by Iar Lionel Benjamin Arondaing feature actors Ruby Moreno, Alex Medina, Karl Medina and Ronwaldo Martin; and Unang Patak ng Ulan sa Buwan ng Mayo (The First Drop of Rain in the Month of May) by Cenon Obispo Palomares stars Rosanna Roces, Micko Laurente and Laila Ulao.
The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition seeks to discover, encourage, and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. The works are narrative features that articulate Filipino identity and culture in digital format.
Cinemalaya 2017 will be held on August 3-14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls Cinemas.
To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of 127 full feature independent films and 106 short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.
For more information about Cinemalaya, visit www.cinemalaya.org, www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya facebook page or CCP Media Arts at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705 and the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.
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