Saturday, 26 July 2014

Cinemalaya 2014 Director's Showcase Official Entries


A grandfather on the brink of bankruptcy brings his grandchildren back to the community that made and shaped him, only to find out the place is no longer the same.
Starring: Robert Arevalo, Liza Lorena, Rez Cortez, Aiza Seguerra, Cris Villonco, Ciara Sotto, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Lui Manansala, Gian Magdangal, Lorenz Martinez, Menggie Cobarrubias, Carlos Canlas, Mark Tayag, Raul Montesa, Jelson Bay, Hans Eckstein, Gino Ramirez

Written By: Bibeth Orteza

Directed By: Carlos Siguion-Reyna


Kasal is a slice of life drama of a gay couple whose resolve to stay together is challenged as they attend a wedding. It also is an examination on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society.

Starring: Arnold Reyes, Oliver Aquino, Rita Avila, Maureen Mauricio, Ruby Ruiz, Rener Concepcion, Ron Cieno, Ray-an Dulay, Sue Prado, Chloe Carpio, Kimmy Maclang, May-I Fabros, Luis Ruiz, Christine Florendo

Written By: Zig Dulay and Joselito Altarejos

Directed By: Joselito Altarejos


Crisanto Espina, a cop on suspension and under investigation, is tasked to eliminate the suspects involved in a bank robbery/massacre that shocked the whole nation.

Starring: Dennis Trillo, Derek Ramsay, Richard Gomez, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex Vincent Medina, Jerald Napoles, Nicco Manalo, Ricky Davao, Irma Adlawan, Sunshine Garcia and LJ Reyes.
Story by: Aloy Adlawan and Michael Tuviera
Screenplay by: Aloy Adlawan
Inspired by the real events of the RCBC Cabuyao branch bank robbery in 2008

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Directed By: Michael Tuviera


In the middle of the preparation for Taong Putik Festival, a young man penniless and in love, takes on a drug courier job that goes terribly wrong. To save him, his mother now makes the most difficult decision of her life.

Starring: Aiko Melendez, Gabby Eigenmann, Rochelle Pangilinan, Rita De Guzman, Jak Roberto, Migs Cuaderno and Jake Vargas

Also Starring: Benjie Felipe, Madz Nicolas, Tabs Sumulong, Anna Cabrega and Girlie Maita Ejercito

Story and Screenplay: Socorro Villanueva

Directed By: Louie Ignacio



A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices – to be a victim, or a victimizer – she makes her choice.

Starring: Nora Aunor, Rocco Nacino, Sunshine Dizon, Rosanna Roces, Gardo Versoza, Chynna Ortaleza, Romnick Sarmienta,

Also Starring: Jaime Pebanco, Jeric Gonzales, Mikoy Morales, Ana Feleo, Sue Prado, Tony Mabesa, John Rendez, Hero Bautista, Miles Kanapi, Chanel Latorre, Angela Ruiz, Tosca Seiber, Zarah Saldua, Dennis Coronel

Story and Screenply: Ricardo Lee

Directed By: Joel C. Lamangan

Cinemalaya 2014 will be held on August 1-10 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas: Trinoma, Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center and Fairview Terraces.

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