Friday, 4 September 2015

Bayan o Sarili? Heneral Luna - A Biopic Film of General Antonio Luna

 The upcoming biopic movie of one of the greatest generals in Philippine history is finally coming to movie theaters after making the rounds to different schools and universities in the country. 

Heneral Luna is a film by Jerrold Tarog starring the finest actor John Arcilla coveting the role of General Antonio Luna.

Joining Arcilla in the film are Joem Bascon, Archie Alemania, Aaron Villaflor, Alex Medina, Mon Confiado, Ketchup Eusebio, Bing Pimintel, Mylene Dizon, Perla Bautista, Lorenz Martinez, Alvin Anson,  Art Acuña, Epy Quizon, Leo Martinez, Nonie Buencamino, Ronnie Lazaro and special participation by Paulo Avelino.

Heneral Luna tells the story of a man whose love for his own motherland and sole purpose was to fight her independence, led to his own tragic death by being betrayed by the very own people he fought for. The passion and dedication, led to many drastic actions and decisions, which many felt unnecessary and deemed dangerous. Characterized as hot-blooded, was one of the many traits that made him the renowned and notorious general he is today.

Heneral Luna tells biography of General Antonio Luna, commander of the revolutionary army who knows the way of the war. After three hundred years as a Spanish colony, the Philippines must face a new foreign power trying to overtake them: the United States of America. Wanting to fight for his motherland and freedom, General Luna wishes nothing but to be a completely independent and unified country, away from the Spanish and Americans. However, members of the elite cabinet want to cease all fighting, to strike a deal with the Americans, and to form an agreement between both parties. Faced with much pressure from the outside by the Americans and inside by the politicians, the fighting is fierce. However, General Luna and his loyal men forge ahead even as his military decisions are met with resistance from soldiers who are loyal only to President Aguinaldo (Mon Confiado). Ultimately, it is the general’s legendary temper and pride that brings him to his death when he is assassinated by a pack of presidential guards in broad daylight. While American newspapers blame Aguinaldo, the mystery of General Luna’s assassination was never completely solved, and his killers were never put to justice.

Heneral Luna will be shown in cinemas starting September 9, 2015. Students get a 50% discount at Robinsons Movieworld, Ayala Cinemas and SM Cinemas. Just present your valid school ID or registration form to avail of this special discount. Be part of the revolution! 

1 comment:

  1. si rusca ang pinakamaangas na character dito,... :D