Cinemalaya Short ‘Pugon’ director calls casting Soliman Cruz, Andrea del Rosario a blessing

Cinemalaya has been a platform for artists to show their talents and to be discovered by the mainstream media. Having a newbie star in the Cinemalaya 2021 Short Pugon, it makes one wonder how and why they got the part. “Audition. Bilang director kasi, kalahati ng trabaho mo tapos na after ng casting. And alam …

4 Things We Learned from Watching UPSTREAM’s ‘A Girl and A Guy’

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake A Girl and A Guy as a typical coming-of-age romance film sprinkled with a few risque scenes for good measure. But digging deeper into UPSTREAM’s first original film in partnership with GMovies, important stories about relationships, career, growing up, and navigating life in the middle of a pandemic were also told. Young …

Daniel Padilla Starrer ‘Kun Maupay Man It Panahon’ Gets World Premiere in Prestigious Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JULY 2, 2021 — Carlo Francisco Manatad’s first feature film “Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether the Weather is Fine)” is part of the official selection of the 74th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, where it will have its world premiere in the Concorso Cineasti del Presente (Filmmakers of the Present) section. “Kun Maupay Man …

‘A Girl + A Guy’: Relatable, fresh, unapologetic representation of relationships today

Erik Matti is one of those filmmakers who make controversial films, who makes movies worth talking about. So it’s interesting that he would go out of his comfort zone to direct a romantic comedy film about the young generation today – a story, from his words, he knows nothing about. It’s interesting to know what …

Udine Film Fest in Italy Pays Tribute to Eddie Garcia as PH Cinema Icon

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 21, 2021 — Eight Filipino films, featuring five titles in the Eddie Garcia Retrospective section, are selected to participate in Italy’s Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine from June 24 to July 2 in a hybrid form with both in-person and online showings. FEFF is the largest festival in Europe specializing …

Alessandra de Rossi and Piolo Pascual reunite in Netflix’s ‘My Amanda’

Manila, Philippines, June 17, 2021 – Netflix Philippines announced today that My Amanda, starring Alessandra de Rossi (Through Night and Day) and Piolo Pascual (Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story), will launch exclusively on Netflix on July 15. Netflix also unveiled the film’s first look images. My Amanda marks the directorial debut of Alessandra de …

Critically-acclaimed film ‘Bambanti’ to stream on Netflix

After six years, the critically-acclaimed film of Zig Dulay is finally coming to streaming service this 2021. Bambanti starring Alessandra de Rossi, Micko Laurente and Shamaine Buencamino will be streaming on Netflix starting July 1st. Check out the screenshot of the preview on the Netflix app below: Bambanti questions the prejudice of the rich towards …

WeTV Chooses Globe as First Philippine Telco Partner to Bring Exclusive Asian Content

Manila, Philippines; May 2021 –– In the words of Oscar winning storyteller, Bong Joon Ho, ‘once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.’ The exploding popularity of Asian content in recent years proves that what matters most to today’s audience is a compelling and …