Cinemalaya, the Filipino independent film festival, is opening this week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It showcases works by up-and-coming filmmakers, and is already on its 5th year. If ever I find the time to watch and get to drag anybody to CCP (why does it have to be in that far-off nook?), I’d love to see “Last Supper No. 3” and “Dinig Sana Kita (If I Knew What You Said)“. I wish the films were showing in other, accessible moviehouses as well, because getting to and from the Cultural Center is annoyingly inconvenient, given the massive traffic jams between Makati and Pasay/Roxas Boulevard.

One of the actors (forgot his name), played Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah’s best friend
in the stage play, and he’s flippingly funny.

It looks like a cute film, thankfully, sans GMA Films and Star Cinema loveteams.

I think that Cinemalaya should replace the annual rubbish Metro Manila Film Fest, if the local film industry is to be saved. But of course, that is shooting for the moon, as the big studios, such as Star, Viva, and GMA, together with the MMDA, would rather see the film industry go up in smoke instead of showcase quality works by independent filmmakers during Christmas season.

UPDATE: I’m watching Dinig Sana Kita this weekend with Doji.

3 comments on “Cine”

  1. Magalit na pati si Tita Charo, LOL! Pangit naman talaga ang mga movies nila.

    Would you believe that they're already shooting Shake, Rattle and Roll no. 48,000 for the MMFF? Blech.

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