Angela Markado, a blockbuster komiks serial of Carlo J. Caparas and directed by Lino Brocka was a popular movie in the 80’s. The Hilda Koronel-starrer won the prestigious grand prix award in France at the Nantes Film Festival in 1983. Thee decades later, controversial young actress Andi Eigenmann reprises the iconic role as she stars in Caparas’ own take on the directorial seat.
Caparas maintains that he retains the gist of the story but presents a different treatment that will shock and entertain the moviegoers from the start to finish. “Watching the skill and intensity of Andi’s acting prowess, she can deliver the kind of ‘Angela Markado’ in my [mind].”
“I believe in the project, a by-word and multi-awarded movie by Lino Brocka and now, to be handled by another multi-awarded filmmaker Carlo J. Caparas,” Eigenmann notes. “This is really a big one for me. A different kind of drama-thriller-schocker movie: a dream role and [a dream] project… It’s worth the wait!”
Joining her in this new adaptation of Angela Markado are Epi Quizon, Paolo Contis, Felix Roco, Polo Ravales and C.J. Caparas as the five rapists. Younger cast members are Mika Dela Cruz, Ysabelle Peach, Bugoy Cariño and Buboy Villar. Veteran actors are composed of Anna Roces, Marita Zobel and Bembol Roco. Brett Jackson plays the role of Andi’s boyfriend in the movie. Introducing 2013 Miss World 2nd Princess Zahra Bianca Saldua, with the special participation of PAO Chief Atty. Percida Rueda-Acosta and PETA actress Kayla Acosta.
Produced by Oro De Siete Productions, Inc, Angela Markado opens December 2, 2015 in Philippine cinemas nationwide as released and distributed by Viva Films.
Here are some photos from the press conference held at Music Hall, Metrowalk, Ortigas last Tuesday, November 24, 2015: