TV and Film

List of films na aabangan mo sa Cinemalaya 2019

By: - 05/27/2019

ARE you excited for this year’s Cinemalaya Film Festival? Happening on August 2 – 11, Here are this year’s featured films line up.



Director: Thop Nazareno
Screenplay by Denise O’Hara

Mula sa director ng award winning screenplay na Kiko Boksingero, siguradong aabangan nyo rin ang bagong kwento ni Direk Thop.

Story: Life happens wherever it may find us and this is the case for Jojo who has been forced to live under the hospital bed of an ailing father but has somehow managed to live with some semblance of normalcy including all the mischief that a teenager is expected to create and the inevitable heartbreak of a first love; but at what point does this normalcy become an escape instead of just a refuge for what he must face if he is to become a man?


Director: Xian Lim

The directorial debut of Xian Lim is bound to create a buzz in this year’s film festival.

Story: A man’s belief in reality is tested when suspects are accused of a crime they believe to not have committed.


Director: Theodore Boborol
Written by Mary Rose Colindres

The trailer leaves you nothing but curiosity and the only certainty you have is this is a story about the life of an Iska or Iskolar ng Bayan. Go, Fighting Maroons!

Story: Iska, a loving but impoverished grandmother of an abandoned child tragicomically loses everything and turns into someone society reckons her to be.


Directors: Kim Zuniga and Sandro del Rosario

Ani: The Harvest Official Trailer

Discover the robots of ANI The Harvest in their official trailer now! #Cinemalaya2019

Cinemalaya 发布于 2019年5月2日周四

Robots and an adventure? This futuristic film takes you to the a Philippines in the year 2050.

Story: Year 2050 Federal State of Bicol. A newly orphaned boy moves to a farm to live with his estranged grandfather. When Mauricio falls ill and as the crops in their farm seem to fall ill with him, Mithi embarks on a quest with his malfunctioning robot to search for magical grains that he believes will save the old man’s life.

Director: Maricel Cariaga

Paano kung isang araw hindi na dumating ang hinihintay mong tawag? Paano kung isang araw kailangan mong maging matibay para sa pamilya at kaibigan mo? Kakayanin mo ba?

Story: A coming-of-age story about Elias and his three friends who suddenly need to grow up and take on the responsibility their fathers left as they went away in a battle they can’t surely win. As Elias tries his best to lead the group, circumstances arise that challenges his resolve. Will Elias be able to protect his friends for what’s about to come if he himself questions his true nature?

Director: Eduardo Roy, Jr.

Fucc Bois are defined as men who lies and plays around with multiple women to look cool and suave but not really. Mula sa title may insight na tayo sa pwedeng maging takbo ng kwento.

Fame is a constant effort

Director: Arden Rod Condez

CINEMALAYA 2019: John Denver Trending by Arden Rod Condez

This is the story of your neighbor. You shared that video of him brutally attacking a classmate. He went viral. Suddenly, his life changed. Based on true events, JOHN DENVER TRENDING is a reportage, a cautionary tale that bookmarks a period in our lives when we allow social media to reshape our mindset.Arden Rod Condez won second place for John Denver Trending in the Dulang Pampelikula category of the Filipino division at the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. For more updates on this little Kinaray-a film with a message to tell, follow their page Anti Social Media Social Media Club. Catch this film on August 2 to 11 at CCP and select cinemas. #Cinemalaya2019

Cinemalaya 发布于 2019年3月7日周四

Sa isang pagkakataon lang na nawala ang pasensya mo, magbabago ang buhay mo. Ang napapanahong kwento ng John Denver Trending ay tatalakay sa mga viral video na kadalasan, one sided lang ang kwento.

Story: His name is John Denver Cabungcal, a Grade 8 student. All he really wants is to do well in school and bring good grades to his mother. But one day, a classmate accuses him of stealing a forty-five thousand peso worth of an IPAD. After the classmate’s persistent allegation, John Denver snaps and assaults his classmate. Unluckily for him, someone records the incident and posts the video on social media. In just five days, this ordinary farmboy’s life is suddenly upended.

Directors: Danica Sta Lucia and Leilani Chavez
Written by Leilani Chavez and Liberty Trinidad

CINEMALAYA 2019: Malamaya by Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez

A story of a pessimistic, uninspired middle-aged artist who finds spark with a millennial photographer who leads her on a path of creative and sexual reawakening.MALAMAYA is directed by Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez. Chavez co-wrote the story with Liberty Trinidad, both are alumni of the Cinemalaya Institute 2016 Screenwriting class. Catch their film on August 2 to 11 at CCP and in select cinemas. #Cinemalaya2019

Cinemalaya 发布于 2019年3月1日周五

One day you found yourself losing your artistic touch. Until one day you found it again, ignited by someone younger, with a new take on creativity. Yan ang kwento ni Nora.

Story: At 50, NORA SIMEON is beginning to feel…passé. She only has unsatisfactory sex, wrinkles, and opposing views on art and creativity with the younger lot. As she recaptures her prime, she finds spark with Migs, an aspiring photographer who reignited forgotten passions and elicited bursts of inspiration. Besotted with her younger lover, Nora will fail to notice how he invades her space and senses; and eventually, her art and body.

Director: Sheryl Rose M. Andes
Written by: Andrian Legazpi

CINEMALAYA 2019: Pandanggo Sa Hukay by Shé Andes

Amidst poverty and violence surrounding her, Elena, a young midwife and a single mother keeps a positive outlook in life. The film follows her story as she seeks to work abroad to better her family and prepares for her upcoming job interview.Starring Iza Calzado, PANDANGGO SA HUKAY is the first full-length feature of Shé Andes as a director. Catch her film on August 2 to 11 at CCP and in select cinemas. #Cinemalaya2019

Cinemalaya 发布于 2019年3月1日周五

Iza Calzado stars in this film about a small-town midwife preparing for a job interview abroad.

Story: Amidst poverty and violence surrounding her, Elena, a young midwife and a single mother keeps a positive outlook in life. As she seeks to work abroad to better her family, we will follow her as she prepares for her upcoming job interview.

BELLE DOULEUR (A Beautiful Pain)
Director:  Joji V. Alonso
Written by Carl Adrian Chavez and Kristin Barrameda

Mylene Dizon and Kit Thompson in a story about a May-December love affair that starts sweet but ends up being challenged by different dreams.

Story: ELIZABETH, a self-made woman in her late 40s, is bent on living on her own for the rest of her days. After her mother passes from years of suffering from a lingering illness, she meets JON, a man 20 years her junior, who convinces her that love knows no age and that there are no limits to life’s starts. They embark on a May-December affair that is very promising, until LIZ realizes that JON has dreams that she cannot be part of.



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