Teatrino Film Series November Line-up

The Teatrino Film Series (TFS) presents the best of Philippine independent cinema screened regularly at Teatrino @ Promenade, Greenhills. We brought back Cinemalaya crowd favorites starting from “Sana Dati” by Jerrold Tarog and “Ang Nawawala (What Isn’t There)” by Marie Jamora as its opening salvo last September. Also shown twice this October is “Mariquina,” a film directed by Milo Sogueco.


This November, never miss the next screenings at Teatrino Film Series featuring “Shift” back to back with “Senior Year” (Nov 22) and  “Blue Bustamante” back to back with “Ang Huling Cha-Cha Ni Anita” (Nov 29). Checkout the video trailer on this LINK.

Shift” tells the story of Estela (Yeng Constantino), a tomboyish, young woman caught in the crisis of her quarter-life. After graduating college with a degree in sociology, her life path has led her away from her dreams of being a singer-songwriter and into the call center industry where she has been trapped since. Unmotivated and always late for work, an openly gay senior agent, Trevor (Felix Roco), is assigned to help guide her back on the right track. As they grow closer, Estela begins to develop romantic feelings for him creating a complicated, unconventional relationship between them. When Trevor breaks up with his boyfriend and begins to question his own wants, Estela is caught in a dilemma on whether or not to act on her hidden feelings. Video trailer by Joenathann Alandy.

Senior Year,” a film directed by Jerrold Tarog, tells the story of ten students of a private Catholic high school in Manila as they go through the many transitions that come with their final year in high school. The film features real high school students in its major roles, with more seasoned adult actors playing secondary roles, often taking their cue from the younger performers. Video trailer by Jerrold Tarog.

Blue Bustamante
 is a nostalgic flashback to a time of Japanese-superheroes and building-sized monsters, and a light-hearted and charming take on the traditional OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) film. Stars Joem Bascon as George, a nameless stuntman of the hit Japanese television show “Force Five” and sees his job as nothing more than a means of providing for his wife June (Dimples Romana) and son Kiko (Jhiz Deocareza). Video trailer courtesy of Punch Kick.

 Ang Huling Cha-Cha Ni Anita is a coming-of-age film about a 12-year-old Anita (Teri Malvar) who falls in love with the new woman (Angel Aquino) in town. Years later, a girlhood crush blossoms during the Fiesta of Sta. Clara in Obando, Bulacan. Video trailer courtesy of PixeleyesMedia.

If you struck out and missed their previous screenings, here’s your chance to catch them! Tickets now available at P200 per film. Buy your tickets directly at all Greenhills Cinemas (Promenade or Theater Mall) or at Teatrino.