“2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL’S OPENING FILM- ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA”
(vid above, uploaded on youtube.com by mr. carlos cedran)
“ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA” SYNOPSIS:
The protagonist, a Manila denizen, narrates his transition from restaurant peon to literary artist. In a voyage of self-discovery, Mario, alternately ingenuous, plunges into the territory of the exalted, the charmed and the bizarre, swimming through the uncharted waters of the unique Filipino “mystique”.
PMPC (Philippine Movie press Club) award-winning actor Vince Tanada portrays the role and character of the narrator of the film, referred to at the film’s synopsis above as “a Manila denizen”. The lead star of the film is no less than Ronnie Liang (his first major movie break), portraying the character of “Mario”, a man who plunged deep into the “mystique” of the film.
Both Vince and Ronnie did their very best in this film, supporting each other and helping each other out in some violent and delicate scenes of the movie.
The film’s director, Elwood Perez (known in the industry as a “sadist” film director) have only good words for both Vince and Ronnie.
“It was a perfect acting chemistry for me”, direk Elwood once said to a blogger.
THE OPENING FILM OF THIS YEAR’S 2014 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FEST.
Need I say more?
“ESOTERIKA: MAYNILA” also stars Carlos Cedran, Lance Raymundo, Boots Anson-Roa, Snooky Serna, Chris Lim, Cherry Bagtas, JP Lopez, Adelle Lim, Patrick Libao, Kevin Posadas, Jerie Sanchez and many more.
Screenplay by: Elwood perez and Jessica Zafra
Produced by T.Rex Productions