Cinema One Original’s Best Jury Prize recipient “Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim” by Arnel Mardoquio will serve as Cinema Rehiyon’s closing film. Filmed in Davao, the story revolves around the lives of is three escaping rebels and a young war survivor set against a Mindanao war backdrop. It will be screened on February 8 (Friday) at 6:15 p.m.
The UP Film Institute Film Center meanwhile, will screen the following Cinema One Originals films: “Anak Araw” by Gym Lumbera which tells the story of an albino who believes that he is a son of an American on February 7 (Thursday) at 5:00 p.m. and “Aberya”, a Cebu story about love, sex, and psychedelic potions which stars Will Devaughn, Mercedes Cabral, Iwa Moto, and Nicholas Varela at 7:00 p.m. Ato Bautista’s tribute to the Peque Gallaga’s Scorpio Nights “Palitan” will be screened on February 8 (Friday) at 5:00 p.m. and the dark comedy “Melodrama Negra” by Maribel Legarda at 7:00 p.m.
All these films fall under Cinema One Original’s “Cinema One Currents” category, composed of new breeds awarded with a one million budget each.
Cinema One Originals Festival, one of the biggest and most prestigious festivals in the country, is the annual film festival of Cinema One Channel, the number one cable channel in the Philippines. For more information, visit their Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/CinemaOneOriginals and www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel.
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