Sunshine Cruz Relishes Cinemalaya Experience & CEB’s Grade B Rating of “Malamaya”

“Malamaya,” the sexy romantic film starring Sunshine Cruz as a strong-willed visual artist and Enzo Pineda as an aspiring photographer, received a grade of “B” from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). “Malamaya” is currently showing in theaters nationwide.

The film depicts the challenges of an artist as told through the complicated relationship of Sunshine and Enzo’s characters. Produced by Spears Films and ALV Films with Cine Likha Productions, it was one of the entries at the recently concluded 15th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.


In CEB summation, the CEB reviewers complimented the film for being aesthetically pleasing just like the many art works that are featured in scenes. The CEB said, “(It) is a visual artist’s film in more ways than one; its strongest points are the production design and cinematography…”


Lead actress Sunshine Cruz was very pleased when she heard about this news.

Sunshine Cruz at Cinemalaya (1)

In between taping for her regular TV shows and movie promotional guestings, Sunshine found time to pose for a souvenir photo at the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ main theater, holding Cinemalaya’s iconic “balloons with eyes.”


Sunshine’s beautiful smile and lovely aura in that picture captured what she felt about her Cinemalaya film debut. “Salamat sa napakagandang experience #cinemalaya2019,” she posted on her Facebook account. “Thank you Malamaya team, my directors, Direk Leilani (Chavez) and Direk Danica (Sta. Lucia), to our producers Sir Albert (Almendralejo) and my manager Arnold (Vegafria). Hanggang sa muli.”


The star happily ended her post with an announcement about CEB grade of Malamaya and an invite to her friends and followers to watch her film.

Malamaya Poster

For more information about “Malamaya” visit ALV Talent Circuit Inc., Spears Activation & PR and Malamaya Film on Facebook.

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