Cine Filipino 2016 3rd Best Picture Star na Si Van Damme Stallone releases a new poster for its Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino release this August. Check out the brand new poster here:
Based on real-life characters and events, this tale is about NADIA, a single mom from Bocaue, Bulacan, who goes through the trials and tribulations of raising VANVAN, a child with Down Syndrome. As a mother, one is expected to give one hundred percent to her child⎯ but when one is raising a special child, one hundred percent is never enough, you still have to give so much more. When VANVAN told NADIA he wanted to become an actor, NADIA knew she had to make ends meet- and dreams come true.
Spanning more than two decades of personal accounts, this story offers vignettes of VANVAN’s life through the eyes of the people closest to him: his mother NADIA when he was a newborn and the story of how he got his unique name; his brother TANO during his childhood, when he got his first lead role and gave it up for the sake of the ‘greater good’; his uncle JIM when he reached his teenage years and began making his acting career happen; and, his own perspective as an adult when he finally, with a speaking role, became a full-fledged TV personality.
In a world where we are told to know our limits and live within our boundaries, to dare to dream and to go beyond one’s disability is a form of rebellion, and VAN DAMME is out there to make his dreams happen, against all odds.
Starring Candy Pangilinan, Acey Aguilar, Sarah Brackensiek, Ebong Joson, Isaac Aguirre and introducing Paolo Pingol and Jadford Dilanco. Directed by Randolph Longjas (Buy Now Die Later, Ang Turkey Man ay Pabo Rin)
“Star na si Van Damme Stallone” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on August 16, as an official entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.