cinema one originals filmfest 2014: “intense”, and when art can never go wrong!


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2014 CINEMA ONE FILM FESTIVAL — COMPLETE COMPETITION LINEUP

  • Kanakan BALINTAGOS (better known as Auraeus SOLITO) adapts Abel/Cain from his own 1980s play about a game of seduction involving two cadets in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who try to outwit their superior officer.
  • Alec FIGURACION‘s supernatural horror Bitukang Manok is about the occupants of four cars traveling to Bicol on the titular winding road who must join forces when they find themselves trapped, endlessly driving in circles.
  • Cinematographer Malay JAVIER‘s teen sci-fi romance Di sila tatanda (literally, “Never Gonna Grow Up”), inspired by a series of UFO sightings in the 1990s, is the tale of an alien barging into an already complex love triangle.
  • Paolo O’HARA‘s The Housekeepers is a comedy of errors in which a couple are forced to babysit a kidnapped child, only to go on the run as a family when they’re ordered to kill it just as the police close in.
  • Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO follows CineFilipino-winner Anita’s Last Cha-cha Ang huling cha-cha ni Anita with Lorna, a “midlife comedy drama” about a sixty-something woman who has a second chance at romance over the internet.
  • Cinematographer Jay ABELLO‘s action film Red is the tale of an underground fixer in Bacalod, the capital of Negros Occidental province, who finds himself framed for the same drug crimes he’s trying to cover up for his clients.
  • Documentary film-maker Nash ANG directs South Korea-set Seoul Mates, a comedy about a suicidal man and woman whose romance begins when they meet at the bridge they’re about to jump from and unexpectedly fall in love.
  • Remton Siega ZUASOLA‘s Soap Opera is a comedy about a con-artist couple who persuade foreigners to visit the Philippines and marry them only to run off with their money. The scam goes wrong when they have to play nice with a victim’s sick child.
  • Antoinette H. JADAONE‘s That Thing Called Tadhana is a romantic comedy about a heartbroken man and woman who meet-cute at an airport check-in desk when one’s luggage is overweight. “Tadhana” is Tagalog for “fate”.
  • Eduardo DAYAO‘s psycho-horror Violator, set on the brink of the apocalypse, is the macabre tale of three police officers encounter a stranger in their precinct who forces them to confront a dark secret.
jm de guzman stars in one of the film entries of c1 this year
jm de guzman stars in one of the film entries of c1 this year
angelica panganiban stars in one of c1 "intense" film entries this year
angelica panganiban stars in one of c1 “intense” film entries this year
ronald arguelles: the man behind cinema one originals
ronald arguelles: the man behind cinema one originals

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