Six highly-acclaimed films screen at Teatrino Film Series on May 9 and 23

TFS-MAY-2015-posterAnd the beat goes on. Teatrino, the biggest little theater in San Juan City, shows six more acclaimed Philippine independent films on the 9th and 23rd of the merry month of May.

Giancarlo Abraham’s Dagitab (Sparks), a story about middle-aged love, learning and its interesting complications opens the cine-fest on May 9 at 4 p.m. It stars accomplished actors Eula Valdez and Nonie Buencamino and the talented young actor Martin del Rosario.

Kabisera by Borgy Torres follows at 6:30 p.m. Starring Joel Torre, this is the story of a head of the family (kabisera) who gets involved in the drug trade to support his loved ones. Hailed for its superb cast and flawless acting by Torre, this movie was first screened at the Cinema One Originals Festival in 2013.

The last film to be be shown on May 9 at 9 p.m. is Marie Jamora’s Ang Nawawala, which won the Audience Choice and Best Musical Score in Cinemalaya 2012. It is the poignant story of Gibson Bonifacio who comes back to family at Christmas and has to rework his relationship with family, himself and his dead brother.

The May 23rd bill starts off with Siege Ledesma’s Shift at 4 p.m., followed by Jun Lana’s Bwakaw at 6:30 p.m. and Sana Dati by Jerrold Tarog at 9 p.m.

Shift is a different kind of love story set in the call center culture starring Yeng Constantino and Felix Roco, a charming brew of strange attraction, tender feelings and confusion brought about by gender preferences.

Bwakaw is a comedy-drama first shown in Cinemalaya 2012 that stars veteran actor Eddie Garcia as a lonely gay man in his 70s who cares for a stray dog named Bwakaw. It won seven movie awards locally and internationally, which includes Best Actor for Eddie Garcia in Cinemalaya, Tokyo and the Asian Film Awards.

The last film, Sana Dati, is a 2013 romantic drama about a woman who delays her big wedding when a photographer shows up and rekindles the love she once had. Starring Lovi Poe, Paolo Avelino, TJ Trinidad and Benjamin Alves, this film competed under the Director’s Showcase of Cinemalaya 2013 and won Best Film, including other technical awards.

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Launched in September 2014, TFS screens to an avid audience of Filipino movie enthusiasts on its Saturday showings.

Tickets are available at P200 per film at all Greenhills Cinemas (Promenade and Theater Mall) or at Teatrino.

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