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Tag: Cinemalaya

New cut of ‘Liway’ to screen in cinemas nationwide

A new cut of “Liway” will be presented to viewers when it commences its nationwide run on October 10. Audiences have been awaiting this theatrical release ever since the movie premiered at the Cinemalaya Film Festival where it emerged as the highest-grossing film of the filmfest’s 14-year history. Based on director Kip Oebanda’s childhood experiences, ...

Cinemalaya’s highest-grossing film, ‘Liway,’ gets nationwide release

After a very successful premiere at the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, the film “Liway” begins its commercial run in cinemas across the country on October 10. Quantum Films is the distributor of this stirring motion picture. The story, which is set during Martial Law, is about a young mother who uses storytelling to ...

MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 2)

Here’s the second part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Distance, Kuya Wes, Pan De Salawal, School Service, The Lookout and Shorts B. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in Metro Manila. READ MORE: Guide ...

MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)

Here’s the first part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon, Mamang, Liway, ML, Musmos Na Sumibol Sa Gubat Ng Digma and Shorts A. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in Metro ...

Tony Labrusca marks movie acting debut via Cinemalaya entry ‘ML’

New actor Tony Labrusca finds it an honor to share co-lead role with the legendary and iconic actor Eddie Garcia via his debut film, “ML” (short for “Martial Law”), an official entry to Cinemalaya 2018. In “ML”, written and directed by Benedict Mique, Tony plays a sheltered teen-age boy who experiences “Martial Law” first hand – ...

Erik Matti’s ‘Buy Bust’ to open 14th Cinemalaya filmfest

Action-thriller “BuyBust” will open the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival on August 3, at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). The opening film will be screened at 7 p.m., following the opening program at 6 p.m. Directed by Erik Matti, the film follows rookie police officer Nina Manigan who joins the anti-narcotic elite ...

Eddie Garcia on his third Cinemalaya film, ‘ML’ (Martial Law)

In 2005, during the birth of Cinemalaya Film Festival, there was already an Eddie Garcia starrer among its pioneer lineup of finalists – “ICU Bed No. 7” by Rica Arevalo. Seven years later in 2012, the award-winning actor (and director) again topbilled an unforgettable Cinemalaya film, “Bwakaw” by Jun Robles Lana. In both films, the ...

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