The 10th year edition of Cinemalaya is scheduled on August 1 to 10 in four venues in Metro Manila—namely the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma and Alabang Town Center.
Here under is the complete list of entries for Cinemalaya 2014 reprinted from the Cinemalaya website.
New Breed Category
1. #Y by Gino Santos
The film chronicles the adventures of the members of a generation made universal by the realms of social media, the internet, sex, drugs, and alcohol, and the occasional YOLO.
2. 1st Ko si 3rd by Real S. Florido
Starring: Nova Villa, Freddie Webb
A 65-year old woman gets reunited with her first love and finally the supposed first date happens four decades after they got separated.
3. Bwaya by Francis X.E. Pasion
Starring: Angeli Bayani
Divina is preparing for her daughter Rowena’s 13th birthday when she hears a shocking news: her daughter has been attacked by a crocodile, her body still missing. As Divina searches for the body of her daughter in the marshlands of Agusan del Sur, she learns a lesson more tragic than her daughter’s fate: not all predators are underwater. Based on actual events.
4. Dagitab (Sparks) by Giancarlo Lauro C. Abrahan V
Starring: Eula Valdez, Noni Buencamino, Frances Makil-Ignacio, Sandino Martin, Martin del Rosario
While the marriage of two professors is on the verge of falling apart, the woman is dragged into a scandal involving a young student. On the other hand, the man falls in love with his research — a deity (supernatural being) that appears to him as the ghost of an old flame.
5. Children’s Show by Derick Cabrido
Written by: Ralston Jover
Starring: Gloria Sevilla, Allen Dizon
A film based on a real life story of children ages 10-15 years old being used by a syndicate for an underground wrestling match.
6. K’na, The Dreamweaver by Ida Anita Del Mundo
Starring: RK Bagatsing
When K’na, a young T’boli woman, becomes a dreamweaver, she has the chance to weave together her village’s warring clans. But, will she give up true love to do so?
7. Mariquina by Milo Sogueco
Starring: Ricky Davao
Unlike the former Philippine First Lady, Imelda is indifferent towards shoes. To her, they are fraught with the bittersweet nostalgia of childhood, one that was marred by a difficult relationship with her shoe-maker father, Romeo. Growing up, all of hers were handmade by him. Now a mature woman, she takes a pivotal call from the morgue, spurring her search for the perfect pair of shoes for her dead father. The deeper she searches for the perfect shoes, the more she finds herself.
8. Ronda by Nick Olanka
A policewoman who patrols Manila during the night arrests her teenage son for killing his lover.
9. Separados by GB Sampedro
The mostly bittersweet, partly comic, partly tragic saga of six men who have separated from their wives. Based on true stories, their parallel and overlapping tales are framed by a church wedding to a second wife by one of them, who grabs another chance at matrimonial bliss.
10. Sundalong Kanin by Denise O’Hara/Janice O’Hara
Set during the Japanese Occupation, four friends (Nitoy, Benny, Carding, and Badong) aspire nothing more than to become soldiers fighting the Japanese… until they are confronted by the realities of war that threaten to destroy their families and their friendship.
1. Asintado by Louie Ignacio
Starring: Miggs Cuaderno, Jake Vargas, Gabby Eigenmann, Aiko Melendez
In the middle of preparations for the Taong Putik Festival, a young man, penniless and in love, takes on a drug courier job that goes terribly wrong. To save him, his mother now makes the most difficult decision of her life.
2. Hari ng Tondo by Carlos Siguion-Reyna/Bibeth Orteza
Starring: Eric Quizon, Aiza Seguerra, Gian Magdangal, Ciara Sotto, Cris Villonco
A grandfather brings his grandchildren back to the community that made and shaped him, only to find out the place is no longer the same.
3. Hustisya by Joel Lamangan
Starring: Nora Aunor
A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices — to be a victim, or a victimizer. She makes her choice.
4. The Janitor by Michael Tuviera
Starring: Dennis Trillo, Richard Gomez, Irma Adlawan
The story behind the bloodiest bank robbery in Philippine history… Crisanto Espina, an ex-cop, is tasked with liquidating the suspects who masterminded the robbery/massacre of July 16, 2013. As he diligently executes his orders while dealing with his own personal demons, he begins to realize that the whole circus of the investigation is going to eventually consume him and make him question his own faith in what he believes to be his brand of justice.
5. Kasal by Joselito Altarejos
Starring: Polo Ravales
Kasal is an examination on how a gay couple navigates through their own private space into a Filipino home, institutions and society as a whole.
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