Finally, one of the best Filipino films of all time – “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita” is getting another chance at SM Cinemas through their joint project with the Film Development Council of the Philippines called Cine Lokal. And ticket price is just P120!
Check out the re-release trailer here:
Initially released at the first CineFilipino Film Festival in September 2013, the film was unanimously voted as the Best Film of the said festival, and giving Therese Malvar her first award as Best Actress beating none other than the Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor. The film also won Best Supporting Actress for Angel Aquino at the CineFilipino Film Festival and Gawad Urian Award.
Unfortunately, due to limited screenings (it was only available at Newport Cinemas, Gateway Cineplex and Lucky Chinatown Mall, I was unable to watch the film on its festival run.
So I had to wait for a special screening where “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita” will be part of. Luckily, year 2015, Teatrino Film Series featured this lovely film and I took the chance, no second thoughts.
Four (4) years after its premiere, the film is still getting demands to be shown, both locally and internationally. With themes tackling abortion, LGBT and a poignant coming of age story, Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita is one of the films you shouldn’t miss.
The film tells the story of a 12-year old Anita (Malvar) who falls in love with the new woman in town (Aquino); years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the fiesta of Sta Clara in Obando, Bulacan.
Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita bagged 4 awards at the CineFilipino Film Festival including Best Picture and Best Actress for Therese Malvar. The film also done over 40 festival runs abroad and continues to be screened in different countries. Dubbed as on of the best films of 2013, Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita never cease to touch the hearts of the audience.
This is Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo’s debut full length film. She’s works includes 4 short films such as Woman, Little, Au Revoir Phillip and Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong. As a follow up to Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita, she did Lorna starring Shamaine Buencamino which was an official entry at the 2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival. Her third film, Kita-Kita, which was shot in Hokkaido, Japan was recently selected to compete at the Osaka Film Festival and will have its Philippine release starting July 19. She is not in production for her fourth (4th) film, I’mPerfect and was selected at the recent HAF (Hongkong Asian Film Financing Forum). Her short films and feature length has given her awards and recognition locally and internationally. Sigrid continues to make films about personal advocacies, human rights, women, political issues and on Filipino culture.
Catch “Ang Huing Cha-Cha ni Anita” at SM Cinemas Mall of Asia, Megamall, North EDSA, Fairview, Southmall, Bacoor, Iloilo and Cebu from June 16 to 22.