“Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha,” the first independent film of Megastar Sharon Cuneta, has gotten a commercial release. The comedy-drama opens in theaters nationwide on September 6. Star Cinema, the film arm of ABS-CBN, is the distributor.
“Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha” premiered at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in early August to sold-out screenings. It tells the story of Cora (played by Sharon) who moves heaven and earth to gather the mythical Family Who Does Not Weep. Cora believes that by doing so, her estranged husband and children will return to their home.
In an interview, the singer-actress said that she was excited to do an offbeat role. “In this movie, you will never seen me like this anywhere else!” she emphasized.
With Sharon in the cast are Niño Muhlach, Moi Bien, Cris Villanueva, Richard Quan, Kiko Matos, Michelle Vito, Joe Gruta, Flor Salanga, Philip Olayvar, Alonzo Muhlach, Neneng Cabanos, Tads Obach, Ren Escano, and Marion Dizon.
The film features the hilarious banter between Sharon and Moi (who plays Cora’s inimitable maid, Bebang), a heartwarming story, and Sharon’s offbeat character. Another special treat is an original theme song sung and composed by Ely Buendia entitled, “Gabi Man, May Araw Din.”
“Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha” is written and directed by Mes de Guzman whose previous works like “Batang Trapo,” “Diablo,” and “Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong” have gotten acclaim here and abroad.
According to Direk Mes, the project with the Megastar took more than three years from the time he presented it to Sharon to the time it was completed. “Kaya lubos kaming natutuwa na maibabahagi namin ang pelikula sa mas maraming tao sa pamamagitan ng commercial run,” said Direk Mes.
Opening across the Philippines on September 6, 2017, “Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha” is distributed by Star Cinema.