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CITERS PREVIEW SIX MORE FILMS by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

The citers of the Luna Awards reviewed six more films on Dec. 16, 18 and 20 to bring to 16 the total of films from which the nominees in 12 categories will come from.

Here are the ten films which were reviewed on Dec. 16 to 20 with their respective filmographies:

December 16 (Monday)

Bamboo Flowers (CEB Rated B)
Shown on Sept. 11, 2013
Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes
Screenplay by Aloy Adlawan

Cast: Ruru Madrid/Mylene Dizon//Max Collins/Yogo Singh/Orlando Sol/Irma Adlawan/Spanky Manikan/Diva Montelaba/Migs Cuaderno/Barbara Miguel/ Ashleigh Strom/Paul Holme/Janna Trias/Nafa Hilario-Cruz/Gino Antonio

Storyline: The lives of three very different people collide and intersect on the Loboc River in Bohol. The actual chandelier-shaped bamboo flowers that blossom only before death inspire this anthology about the lives of different people in Bohol, who have to deal with the ever changing world around them. The erosion of traditions and beliefs forces change in their lives and pushes them towards drastic life decisions.

Produced by Marianne Oandasan (line producer)/ Music by Lutgardo Labad/ Cinematography by Jun Gonzales/ Editing by Jess Navarro/ Production Design by Conrado ‘Bing’ Santos/ Sound by John Michael Idioma

Sonata (CEB Rated A)
Shown on Sept. 11, 2013
Directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes
Writer: Wanggo Gallaga (story)

Cast: Cherie Gil/Chart Motus/Joshua Pineda/Chino Jalandoni/ Madeleine Gallaga/Dante Amaguin/Angel Lobaton/Tanya Lopez/Richard Gomez

Storyline: Sonata is the story of a woman whose whole life is her art, but when she loses it she goes into a self-exile, only to be, hopefully, reinvigorated by a young boy daring to bring it all back.

Produced by Cherie Gil (co-producer) and Lore Reyes (producer) Music by Emerzon Texon / Cinematography by Mark Gary/ Editing by Manet A. Dayrit/
Production Design by Emilio G. Montelibano Sound engineer Albert Michael Idioma/ Cedric Regino…sound recordist
Addiss Tabong …sound engineer

December 18 (Wednesday)

Lihis (CEB Rated B)
Shownm on Sept. 11, 2013
Directed by Joel Lamangan
Writer: Ricardo Lee (story)

Cast: Jake Cuenca/Lovi Poe/Isabelle Daza/Joem Bascon/ Gloria Diaz/Raquel Villavicencio/Jaime Pebanco/Tony Mabesa/ Lloyd Samartino/Alex Castro/Ruby Ruiz/Benjie Felipe /Joe Gruta/ Jess Evardone/Chanel Latorre

Storyline: Set in the 70’s during the darkest hours of Philippine History, we follow the story of two young NPA warriors who find themselves entangled in a web of frustration, despair and victory as they fight not only for democracy but also their love for each other.

Produced by Dennis Evangelista (supervising producer), Baby Go (executive producer), Teodoro Granados (executive producer) and Romeo Lindain (associate producer)/ Music by Von de Guzman/ Cinematography by Mo Zee
Editing by John Anthony L. Wong/ Production Design by Edgar Martin Littaua/
Albert Michael Idioma…sound

Ang Tagaraw ni Twinkle (CEB Rated B)
Shown on Sept. 11, 2013
Directed by Gil Portes
Writer: Enrique Ramos (screenplay)

Cast: Ellen Adarna (Twinkle)/Cris Villanueva/Rina Reyes/ Dominic Roco/Mark Acueza/Pinky Amador /Yanni Yuzon/ Lester Llansang/Benjie Felipe CJ, Mangahis/ Jess Evardone
Storyline: The rebellious Twinkle Marie’s life is about to get turned on its head due to a visit from an, unbeknownst to her, biological father with secrets to share. Entering into a tailspin of drugs, sickness, and lies forces her to reevaluate and asses things, then ultimately deciding on what’s truly important.

Robinson Cedre (associate producer) and Gil Portes (producer)/ Music by Tonton P. Africa/ Cinematography by Rommel Sales/ Editing by John Anthony L. Wong/ Production Design by Cyrus Khan/ John Anthony L. Wong…sound engineer

December 20 (Friday)

Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? (CEB Rated A)
Shown on Sept. 11, 2013
Directed & written by Jose Javier Reyes

Cast: Rustica Carpio/Ryan Agoncillo/Jackie Lou Blanco/Bobby Andrews/ Chynna Ortaleza/Kim Rodriguez/Alwyn Uytingco/Madeleine Nicolas/Kimberly Diaz/Ruby Ruiz/David Chua/Rolando Inocencio/Kalila Aguilos/Eloy De Guzman/Hazel Faith Dela Cruz

Storyline: Concerned with themes of loyalty, old age, mortality and memories, the film traces the life of Teresa, a nanny who has dedicated sixty years of service to a middle class family at the expense of her own happiness and fulfillment. Though upon the death of the family patriarch, Teresa’s fate is now up in the air as the family decides what sort of future is to come.

Produced by Charyl Chan and Jose Javier Reyes / Music by Jesse Lucas
Cinematography by Gary Gardoce/ Film Editing by Vanessa De Leon/
Production Design by Ericson Navarro/ Sound Department Albert Michael Idioma

Tinik (CEB Rated B)
Shown Sept. 15 to 17
Directed by Romy Suzara
Writers: Raymond Diamzon & Emmanuel H. Borlaza

Synopsis: A middle-aged gay couturier struggles to hang on to his dignity amidst dilemmas related to his sexuality.

Cast: Ricardo Cepeda/Lemuel Pelayo/Alexis Navarro/Bembol Roco/ Lance Raymundo/Angeli Bayani /Menggie Cobarrubias/Le Chazz/ Afi Africa/Antonette Garcia/Terence Baylon/Francis Rex

Produced by Babes Lim/ Music by Vehnee Saturno/ Cinematography by Jay Ramirez/ Editing by Jay Ramirez/ Production Design by Harley Alcasid
Sound by Jojo Jacinto

The rest of the schedule of previews is as follows:

January 6, 2014 (Monday)

Badil (CEB Rated A)
Shown on Sept. 14 to 17, 2013
Directed by Chito Roño
Screenplay by Rody Vera

Plot: On the eve of election day, the son of an ailing party leader witnesses the corruption of the voting system in their barrio. Acting as a window into how flawed our basic political right has become, the film follows Nonoy as he takes over his Father, the Kapitan’s, duties as guardian to committed voters harassed by vote buyers on the eve of the election.

Cast Jhong Hilario/Dick Israel/Nikki Gil
Produced by Rafaela May Ocampo (executive producer) and Han Salazar (producer)/ Music by Carmina Cuya/ Cinematography by Neil Daza/ Film Editing by Carlo Francisco Manatad/ Production Design by Jayvee Edward Taduran

She’s the One (CEB Rated B)
Shown onOct. 16, 2013
Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz
Produced by Daniel Padilla and Charo Santos-Concio

Cast: Bea Alonzo as Kat/ Dingdong Dantes as Wacky/ Enrique Gil as David/
Maricar Reyes/ Liza Soberano as Gillian/ Perla Bautista/ Pinky Amador/
Guji Lorenzana/ Coleen Garcia as Mandy/ Daniel Matsunaga/ LJ Reyes/
John Rey Castro

January 8, 2014 (Wednesday)

Cinemalaya 2013/New Breed/ Shown on July 27, 2013
Written and directed by Leo Abaya
Produced by Josabeth Alonso, Kris Aquino, Chris Martinez, John Victor Tence, Leo Abaya/

Cast: Eugene Domingo/ Yuki Matsuzaki/ Luis Alandy/ Rico J. Puno/ Shamaine Buencamino/ Tuesday Vargas/ Nicco Manalo/ Angel Aquino/ Madeleine Nicolas/ Suzette Ranillo/ Nico Antonio

Storyline: Instant Mommy follows the story of Bechayda, a two-month-pregnant wardrobe assistant for TV commercial production. In the fear of losing her Japanese lover and her dreams of a better life, she embarks on a plan that will get herself out of her predicament. Or so she thinks.

Produced by Leo Abaya (executive producer / Joji Alonso (producer)/Alemberg Ang (supervising producer)/ Kris Aquino (executive producer)/ Mika de Guzman (associate producer)/ Nilo Divina (producer)/ Angel Garces-Antonio (producer)/
Chris Martinez (executive producer) and John Victor Tence/ Music by Teresa Barrozo/ Cinematography by Dexter Dela Peña, Nor Domingo and Jan Tristan Pandy/ Editing by Glenn Ituriaga/ Production Design by Digo Ricio/ Art Direction by Maulen Fadul/ Albert Michael Idioma…sound

Cinemalaya 2013/Directors’ Showcase
Shown on Sept. 26, 2013
Written and Directed by: Jerrold Tarog

Plot: Sana Dati is a love story about a woman whose wedding is thrown into disarray when a mysterious person arrives and reminds her of the man she really loves. It is the third part of Jerrold Tarog’s Camera Trilogy after Confessional (Cinema One Originals 2007) and Mangatyanan (Cinemalaya 2009).

Cast: Lovi Poe/Paulo Avelino/TJ Trinidad/Benjamin Alves
Produced by Jose Mari Abacan (executive producer)/ Daphne Chiu and Jerrold Tarog (producers)/ Music by Jerrold Tarog/ Cinematography by Mackie Galvez/
Film Editing by Jerrold Tarog (as Pats R. Ranyo)/ Production Design by Ericson Navarro/Art Direction by Erwin Sanchez/ Sound Department Jerrold Tarog sound mixer

January 10 (Fri), 13 (Mon) and 15 (Wed) are reserved for preview of MMFF entries.

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