Here’s the lineup of movies at Cine Lokal:
AWOL directed by Enzo Williams
Starring: Gerald Anderson and Bembol Roco
Synopsis: AWOL is a military action film about an army sniper. It was made in partnership and collaboration with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Birdshot directed by Mikhail Red
Starring: Mary Joy Apostol, Ku Aquion, John Arcilla
Synopsis: Birdshot is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation, she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities investigate the incident, it leads them to an even more horrific discovery.
Hamog directed by Ralston Jover
Starring: Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, Sam Quintana
Synopsis: The movie is a unique blend of special and magic realism. It takes a look at the lives of four street children whose world is about to be turned upside down and inside out. Life begins where innocence ends.
Paglipay directed by Zig Madamba Dulay
Starring: Garry Cabalic, Joan Dela Cruz and Anna Luna
Synopsis: The film focuses on Atan, an Aeta from Baytan village in Zambales who makes a living from traditional farming system and hunting on the foothills of Mt. Pinatubo. It follows Atan’s fulfillment of his arranged marriage with a fellow Aeta, Ani. He has to accomplish a number of responsibilities which includes the offering of bandi or bride price to Ani’s parents. In order to find a job, he needs to adapt himself with the modern way of life in town, including change in appearance, manner of clothing, religious practice, and language.
Pauwi Na directed by Paolo Villaluna
Starring: Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, and Meryll Soriano
Synopsis: Pauwi Na follows an ailing man, a thief, a dog, a blind pregnant woman and Jesus Christ while they go through a tragi-comic journey of self-discovery as they decide to pedal their way from Manila to Bicol. Inspired by a news article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer (“Family pedals way back home to Leyte,” Sept. 7, 2003), the film follows Mang Pepe and his family as they travel from Quezon City to Bicol on a pedicab “sikad-sikad”.
Salvage directed by Sherad Sanchez
Starring: Jessy Mendiola, JC De Vera, Joel Saracho, Karl Medina, Barbie Capacio
Synopsis: Melay is a TV news producer on location with her crew in Cagayan de Oro to do a story on murders rumored to be related to aswang (shapeshifting monster). They get lost along the way, and end up in the clutches of a truly monstrous threat. This is a found footage film, but there is much more at play than it might first seem.
Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone directed by Randolph Longjas
Starring: Candy Pangilinan, Sarah Brakensiek, Ebong Joson, Acey Aguilar, Mara Marasigan, Isaac Aguirre, Paolo Pingol, Jadford Dilanco
Synopsis: Based on real-life characters and events, the story is about Nadia, a single mom who goes through the challenges of raising VanVan, a child with Down Syndrome. When VanVan told Nadia he wanted to become an actor, Nadia knew she had to make ends meet- and dreams come true.
Triptiko directed by Miguel Franco Michelena
Starring: Albie Casiño, Jerald Napoles, Joseph Marco, Art Acuña, Kylie Padilla, Kean Cipriano, Cris Michelena, Max Eigenmann, Karl Medina, Jay Gonzaga
Synopsis: A guy who “just got lucky” is struck by a string of unlucky circumstances; a male model’s life falls apart because of evil boils appearing on his body; a folk singer’s romantic ideals are put to the test as his beloved slowly changes into something he does not understand. These three funny, sometimes absurd, sometimes terrifying, and ultimately compelling stories make up Triptiko.
Cine Lokal is shown at the following SM Cinemas:
- Mall of Asia
- North Edsa
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