This year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition showcases two films written by new SGP member Jerry Gracio.
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The full-length film Isda, (Fable of the Fish) was written by Jerry B. Gracio and directed by Adolf B. Alix, Jr. The story tells of a couple (Lina and Miguel) from Pangasinan who moved to a dumpsite in Catmon, Malabon. As they started with their new life, Lina’s longing to have a child of her own intensifies. They encounter several hardships in the new place. The worst comes when Miguel gets sick and loses his job. He joins his wife in scavenging.
Lina finds a burned image of St. Peregrine in the dumpsite and keeps it. Then news of her getting pregnant spread, and Lina is very proud showing her big belly. When she gives birth in the middle of the storm, everybody is shocked when she gives birth to a fish. What follows after the strange birth will be known if movie goers will come to watch the film.
Cherry Pie Picache’s as Lina and Anita Linda as Juling (Photo courtesy of cinemalaya.org)
ISDA Schedule of Screening:
19 July/Tue, 9:00PM Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
20 July/Wed, 3:30PM Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
21 July/Thu, 3:30PM Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 1:30PM Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5
23 July/Sat, 6:30PM Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3
24 July/Sun, 3:30PM Tanghalang Huseng Batute (w/talkback)
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Another screenplay written by Jerry B. Gracio is LIGO NA U, LAPIT NA ME (STAR-CROSSED LOVE) an adaptation of Eros S. Atalia best selling novel. The film was directed by Erick C. Salud and produced by Noel D. Ferrer.
The story is about Intoy’s love for his friend Jenny, a rich and quirky girl. Intoy enjoys privileges, like going to bed with her. The conflict happens when Intoy crosses the boundary – he falls in love with Jenny.
Schedule of Screening:
19 July/Tue, 6:15PMTanghalang Huseng Batute
20 July/Wed, 4:00PM Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5
21 July/Thu, 9:00PM Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 6:15PM Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
23 July/Sat, 12:45PM Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
24 July/Sun, 11:00AMGreenbelt 3 – Cinema 5
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