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Submitted By hsam23
"MANILA," directed by prize-winning directors Adolfo Alix Jr. and Raya Martin, will open the 2009 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition on July 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).
This will be the filmâ€™s Philippine premiere after its successful screenings in the 62nd Festival de Cannes and the 31st Moscow International Film Festival.
Actor Piolo Pascual co-produced and stars in this film that pays tribute to great Filipino directors Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal.
Manila boasts of a powerful castâ€”a mix of some of the countryâ€™s best actors including Rosanna Roces, Jay Manalo, Alessandra de Rossi, Baron Geisler, Iza Calzado, Angelica Panganiban, Jiro Manio, William Martinez, Anita Linda, Marissa Delgado, Menggie Cobarrubias, John Lapus, Katherine Luna, Aleck Bovick and Jon Avila. The filmâ€™ screenplay was written by Ramon Sarmiento and Alix, who opened last yearâ€™s Cinemalaya with Adela. Alixâ€™s first film, Donsol, and Kadin were both past Cinemalaya finalists. Raya Martin, whose other film Independencia was also screened in this yearâ€™s Cannes Film festival, is also honored as one of the 13 Artists of the CCP.
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OPENS JULY 22 IN SELECTED THEATERS:
SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM Fairview, Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, Gateway, Trinoma, Glorietta 4, Sta. Lucia, SM Davao, SM Cebu, SM Pampanga, SM Taytay
Released by Star Cinema
Official Selection, [pic]Festival de Cannes 2009; Official Selection, Moscow [pic]International Film Festival 2009; Opening Film, Cinemalaya V
Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. and Raya Martin Synopsis: [pic]Piolo Pascual portrays two characters in a split day/night story that exposes the seedy underbelly of the city as he grapples with the darkness around him.
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