Saturday, 23 July 2016

Cinemalaya 2016 Full Length Feature Official Entries

“I America” is a dramedy about a complex half-Pinay, half-Caucasian lady looking for American living in Olongapo City (Philippines) who tries to get her passport and US visa in order to meet her father personally for the first time.

Staring: Bela Padilla, Matt Evans, Elizabeth Oropesa, Thou Reyes, Joe Vargas, Lui Manansala, Sheena Ramos, Rob Rownd, Kate Bautista, Raflesia Bravo, Rhyzza Kafilas

Written and Directed By: Ivan Andrew Payawal

Carmen, a middle-aged cook, is about to close down her eatery at the foot of Mt. Arayat when a white American teenage boy named Mercury approaches her and begs for work in exchange of nothing but shelter.

Starring: Pokwang and Bret Jackson, with Vincent de Jesus, Maey Bautista, Kristof Garcia, Leo Sarmiento, Justine Dizon, Bea Vega, Mitzi Ong, Waka Hasegawa, Uzziel Delamide

Written and Directed By: Jason Paul Laxamana

Jane and Aries are teenage parents. They make a living out of stealing on the streets... until fate hits back at them.

Starring: Ronwaldo Martin and introducing Hasmine Kilip. Guest roles from Maria Isabel Lopez, Sue Prado, Erlinda Villalobos, Karl Medina, Menggie Cobarrubias, and Ruby Ruiz

Written and Directed By: Eduardo Roy, Jr.

A religious man who does petty crimes, Ponching, gets into a new venture, text scamming, thinking it will not really hurt anyone. One day, his seemingly "innocent" text scam accidentally cons a recipient into thinking he is the bastard child of their late relative.

Starring: Janus del Prado, Ketchup Eusebio, Odette Khan, Loly Mara, Joyce Burton Titular, Jacquilou Blanco, Jojo Alejar, Mimi Juareza, Phynne Barnett, Alireza Libre, Richard Manabat, Samuel David Thurman , Ria Garcia, Manuel Velasco, Joanna Bago, Rener R. Concepcion

Written By: Inna Salazar Acuña

After surviving the Death March, Martial Law and the loss of his legs, Justino became an atheist. But when his wife dies, a part of him is yearning to believe in life beyond death; just for a chance to be with her again. Searching for parts of her he can still hold on to, he devours her diaries for information into their past --opening a Pandora's Box of secrets.

Starring: Tommy Abuel, Lotlot De Leon, Benjamin Alves, Janine Gutierrez, Sue Prado, Marita Zobel, Rolando Inocencio, Yoshihiko Hara, Arpee Bautista. Introducing Alex Diaz

Written and Directed By: Atom Magadia

“Hiblang Abo” speaks volumes of muted memories and infinite struggles among four men in their twilight years, confined in a hospice facility or home for the aged. Their gray hair grows and fades unnoticed, their lives enter the void of oblivion. Everything unfolds so naturally into their swan song until their body pains and heartaches yield the same intensity, when their hearing and their feelings become permanently impaired; and when their blurry vision and memories become “clear” signs that the inevitable state of death is as fleeting as the vibrancy of life itself.

Starring: Lou Veloso, Jun Urbano, Nanding Josef, and Leo Rialp; with Matt Daclan, Lui Manansala, Anna Luna, Angela Cortez, Mike Liwag, Flor Salanga, , Cherry Malvar, Rommel Luna, Rener Concepcion, Bernard Carritero

Written By: Ananias Estrella and Ralston Jover

Directed By: Ralston Jover

Disrespected by his teenage son, a 40-year-old high school dropout tries to solve this problem by returning to school which only makes his son hate him even more. Amidst the struggle between them, an unexpected event changes everything.

Starring: Allen Dizon and Gold Azeron, with actors from Davao and Cagayan de Oro -- Rachel Anne Ang Rosello, Maricar Semitara, Carlos Penaloza, Benjie Criss Estrella, Reynald Mangao, Camilo Apugan, Roger Gonzales

Written and Directed By: Vic Acedillo, Jr.

 Pina-ilog (Nora Aunor) is chosen to be their village's "Binukot", a maiden selected as the fairest amongst the women in her village, confined to her house, never allowed to go outside. She is chosen to keep the traditions alive, memorizing the chants, dances, and performing them.

She is to pass the title and responsibility to her granddaughter Dowokan (Barbie Forteza). When the sanctity of the "tuos" becomes threatened, putting Dowokan in danger, Pina-ilog realizes that she cannot just stand aside. Pina-ilog finds herself coming face to face, literally, with the ghosts of tradition, which have shackled her into a life of solitary confinement.
Starring: Nora Aunor, Barbie Forteza, Flor Salanga, Ronwaldo Martin, Elora Españo, Ronnie Martinez

Written By: Denise O’Hara

“Kusina” (The Kitchen) is the silent witness to the life and love of Juanita. It is her sanctuary, the place where she creates dishes for her family, her friends, even enemies and strangers. Through cooking, she gets to know the people around her, and in return, reveal herself to them.

Starring:  Judy Ann Santos, Gloria Sevilla, Joem Bascon, Luis Alandy, Elora Españo, Mike Liwag, Bong Cabrera, Karen Gaerlan, Jane Biton, Isha Salic, Trina Legaspi, Lala Padilla, Czarina Yecla, Princess Ortiz

Written By: Cenon Obispo Palomares

Directed By: David Corpuz & Cenon Palomares


What to expect more in Cinemalaya 2016 click here 

 Cinemalaya 2016 will be held on August 5-14, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas in Greenbelt 3 and Glorietta, Makati, Trinoma and UP Town Center, Quezon City, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa and Ayala Mall in Cebu


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