The long-awaited horror film of the year is here.
Vilma Santos… Kim Chiu… Maria Isabel Lopez… Janice de Belen… Mon Confiado… Joel Torre…
Martin del Rosario… Daria Ramirez… Pokwang… Allan Paule… Carmi Martin… and a lot more.
IN A CHITO RONO FILM.
BY STAR CINEMA!
THE HEALING is a film by Chito S. Roño
Starring VILMA SANTOS and Kim Chiu
In cinemas nationwide on July 25, 2012
Instagram – starcinema
JULY 21, SATURDAY
-CCP STUDIO THEATRE TANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE 12:45 pm
-CCP MAIN THEATRE TANGHALANG NICANOR ABELARDO 6:15pm (GALA NIGHT)
JULY 22, SUNDAY
-CCP MKP HALL 12:45om
-TRINOMA CINEMA1 6:15pm
JULY 23, MONDAY
-TRINOMA CINEMA1 12:45pm
-GREENBELT3 CINEMA3 9:00pm
JULY 24, TUESDAY
-CCP STUDIO THEATRE TANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE 3:30pm
JULY 25, WEDNESDAY
-CCP MAIN THEATRE TANGHALANG NICANOR ABELARDO 3:30pm
-CCP MKP HALL 9:00pm
JULY 26, THURSDAY
-GREENBELT3 CINEMA3 3:30pm
JULY 27, FRIDAY
-CCP LITTLE THEATER TANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO 6:15pm
-GREENBELT 3 CINEMA5 12:45pm
JULY 28, SATURDAY
-GREENBELT 3 CINEMA 5 9:00pm
JULY 29, SUNDAY
-TRINOMA CINEMA1 10:00am
TICKET PRICE IS P150.00. STUDENTS GET 50% OFF DISCOUNT (NOT APPLICABLE IN TRINOMA AND GREENBELT3) Please bring your student ID. FOR OTHER DETAILS, PLEASE CALL CCP 832-1125
“MGA MUMUNTING LIHIM”
written by MARIO ESCOBAR BAUTISTA
WRITER-DIRECTOR Joey Reyes has come up with a well acted crowdpleaser in his first Cinemalaya entry, “Mga Mumunting Lihim”, a story of friendship between four different women that charts the emotional high points and the painful low points in their relationship that spans several years. A brilliant mix of comedy and drama, it shows us the problems and challenges of maintaining a lasting friendship due to the fact that we are all flawed human beings with our own feelings of perennial insecurity and dissatisfaction for what we already have and envy for friends who we perceive to be happier than us.
The four ladies here are not the usual perfect goody-goody heroines. Each of them has her own faults and shortcomings, just like all of us, which make them more endearing, more believable, more relatable. Maybe you can identify with one of them or you can see your own friends in some of them.
The film starts with the death of one of the girls. We don’t want to give away so much of the plot, but the film then becomes more like a horror story when she then veritably returns from the dead to haunt her three remaining friends through the diaries she left behind. This unleashes an emotional tsunami since they’re all exposed as gossiping backstabbers. Really, with friends like them, who needs enemies? It shows that it really takes a lot of patience and forgiving and forgetting to nurture and keep a friend over the long haul of a lifetime.
Vastly entertaining and both hilarious and tragic, we’re at first bothered by the fact that Judy Ann Santos, Agot Isidro, Janice de Belen and Iza Calzado don’t really belong to the same age bracket. But as you watch them interact on screen, you’ll easily forget this as there’s warm and even palpable chemistry between them in all their scenes together. They make you want to suddenly call friends you’ve not seen in years just to keep in touch again.
Even if it’s Iza Calzado who gets the longest screen exposure since it’s mainly from her point of view that the story unfolds, all the actresses here deserve to win best actress trophies as they all have their own big acting highlights. In Tagalog, “wala kaming itulak-kaibigin sa kanila” as they can all both be wickedly funny and tenderly touching. Maybe they should just win for ensemble acting as they’re all outstanding. Giving the award to just one of them will be an injustice to the other three.
July 21 Sat: 12:45 PM – CCP Little Theater / 6:30 PM – Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 3)
July 22 Sun: 11:00 AM – Trinoma / 3:30 PM – CCP-MKP Hall
July 23 Mon: 3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater / 9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 5)
July 24 Tue: 12:45 PM – CCP Studio Theater
July 25 Wed: 6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater / 9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater (GALA NIGHT)
July 26 Thur: 6:30 PM – Trinoma
July 27 Fri: 4:00 PM – Trinoma
July 28 Sat: 4:00 PM – Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 5)
July 29 Sun: 11:00 AM – Greenbelt 3 (Cinema 3) / 3:30 PM – CCP-MKP Hall
(film review was written by: mr. mario escobar bautista)