Playing the titular role of Leah in Kamikaze Pictures’ initial offering Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz is young actress Shy Carlos. She started working with teeny bopper and supporting roles in television and movies. Her most recent movies are Girlfriend for Hire and Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin, both under VIVA Films.
Now, she plays the lead role. Far from her usual projects, Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz is a horror movie focused on exorcism.
In the movie, she plays a seemingly innocent young girl from a small quiet town. But all of this is brought into question when she begins to act in strange and unexplainable ways, causing harm to those around her. She grows fearful and helpless as the events around her get out of hand until finally, the devil takes over her.
The trailer looks like it could be one of the best Filipino exorcism films ever.
This is director Katski Flores’ second full-length feature film from directing TV5 TV series’ Mana Po, Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin and his first feature film Still Life (2007) starring Glaiza de Castro.
The movie follows the story of Leah (Shy Carlos), a girl who jumps out of a balcony, and Ruth, the police officer who investigates her case. The two people who are being blamed for Leah’s action are her family’s loyal maid Rosario, and school guidance counselor Sister Eloiza. As Leah’s odd behavior escalates, so does the friction between her parents Oscar and Marite. Ruth must piece together the lies and secrets of the people close to Leah before the demon takes hold of her.
The film will have an advance screening at UP Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City on June 14, 7:30PM. Ticket price is P150 each.
The cast and crew will be attending for a Q&A after the screening.
“Ang Pagsanib kay Leah dela Cruz” opens June 28 in Philippine cinemas from Kamikaze Pictures, VIVA Films and Reality Entertainment. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.