Cinemalaya 2017: See the Big Picture (Films, Synopsis, Screening Schedule & Ticket Information)

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Cinemalaya 2017

Twenty-one competing films, twenty-one different stories… in one big event.

Are you ready to “See the Big Picture” at Cinemalaya 2017?

Now on its thirteenth year, Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is proud to present nine full length and twelve short films for this year’s competition that will run from August 5 to 13.

Plan your schedule wisely. Here is the list of all competing films with synopsis and screening schedule at Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt 1 and Glorietta 4, Trinoma and  UP Town Center Cinemas.

Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa

Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa
(My Teacher Who Doesn’t Know How To Read)
Written and Directed by Perry Escano
Genre: Action Drama

Volunteer teachers from the city are afraid to teach in small, far-flung barrios because of the threat of the on-going war between the military and the rebels. This prompts Aaquil (Alfred Vargas), a farmer, to assume the work of the educator in their community. His students, some orphaned by the war, are unaware that Aaquil is actually illiterate. How has he managed to keep them from finding the truth?

Cast: Alfred Vargas, Mon Confiado, James Blanco, Lou Veloso, Miggs Cuaderno, Marc Justine Alvarez, Kiko Matos, Loren Burgos, Micko Laurente, and Ernie Garcia, also with Shyr Valdez, Marife Necesito, Paul Sy, Alvin Barcelona, Garrie Concepcion, Richard Manabat and Joana Marie Tan.

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 6 (Sun):
9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 7 (Mon):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – UP Town Center

August 8 (Tue):
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

August 9 (Wed):
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 10 (Thu):
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12:45 PM – Trinoma
6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 11 (Fri):
12:45 PM – CCP Little Theater
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center

August 12 (Sat):
10:00 AM – CCP Main Theater
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 13 (Sun):
12:45 PM – UP Town Center
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4

Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha

Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha
(The Family That Doesn’t Weep)
Written and Directed by Mes de Guzman
Genre: Black Comedy, Satire Drama

Cora (Sharon Cuneta) searches for the “the family that doesn’t weep,” which people believe has the superpower to bring back lost loved ones. Utilizing all her resources, time and wealth, Cora is desperate to complete her broken family at all costs.

Cast: Sharon Cuneta, Niño Muhlach, Moi Bien, Kiko Matos, Flor Salanga, Joe Gruta, Cris Villanueva, Richard Quan, Michelle Vito, Philip Olayvar, Alonzo Muhlach

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
10:00 AM – CCP Little Theater

August 6 (Sun):
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 7 (Monday):
3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center

August 8 (Tue):
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma
6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 9 (Wed):
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center

August 10 (Thu):
10:00 AM – CCP Main Theater

August 11 (Fri):
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center
9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 12 (Sat):
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma

August 13 (Sun):
12:45 PM – Trinoma
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

Bagahe

Bagahe
(The Baggage)
Written and Directed by Zig Dulay
Genre: Drama

Bagahe explores the life of an OFW, named Mercy, who is suspected of abandoning a newborn child in a trash bin of an airplane toilet. The film shows what happens to her while being investigated.

Cast: Angeli Bayani, Shamaine Buencamino, Boots Anson-Roa, Racquel Villavicencio, Bing Pimentel, Menggie Cobarrubias, Arnold Reyes, Madlen Nicolas, Yayo Aguila, Sue Prado, Rollie Inocencio, Matt Daclan, Micko Laurente, Chanel Latorre, Erlinda Villalobos, Alvin Nakassi, Natileigh Sitoy, Jill Palencia, Cataleya Surio, Janet Queblatin

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3: 30 PM – UP Town Center
9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 6 (Sun):
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma

August 7 (Mon):
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 8 (Tue):
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center

August 9 (Wed):
9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 10 (Thu):
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

August 11 (Fri):
10:00 AM – CCP Main Theater
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12:45 PM – Trinoma

August 12 (Sat):
12:45 PM – CCP Little Theater

August 13 (Sun):
3:30 PM – UP Town Center
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4

Nabubulok

Nabubulok
(The Decaying)
Written and directed by Sonny Calvento
Genre: Crime, Drama

Luna went missing. Jason Harper, her American husband, is suspected of killing her. As Jason intends to leave the country, circumstances conspire to avert his plan.

Cast: Gina Alajar, Billy Ray Gallion, JC Santos, and Jameson Blake, with Elaine Yu, Lito Pimentel, Jerom Canlas, Sue Prado, Krystal Mejes, Dannah Cardoza, Jojo Riguerra, Paolo Rodriguez, Raul Morit

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12: 45 PM – Trinoma
6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 6 (Sun):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – UP Town Center

August 8 (Tue):
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 9 (Wed):
6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 10 (Thu):
12:45 PM – CCP Main Theater
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center

August 11 (Fri):
10:00 AM – CCP Little Theater
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma

August 12 (Sat):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – UP Town Center
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 13 (Sun):
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – Trinoma

Requited

Requited
Written and Directed by Nerissa Picadizo
Genre: Drama

Suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, Matt (Jake Cuenca) journeys to fulfill his ultimate goal of biking all the way from Manila to Mount Pinatubo, while defying nature and encountering the woman (Anna Luna) he wants to be with along the way.

Cast: Jake Cuenca, Anna Luna, Richard Quan, Rommel Luna, Anne Marzan, Albert Chan Paran, Miguel Malonzo, Noubikko Ray

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
10:00 AM – CCP Main Theater
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

August 6 (Sun):
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12:45 PM – Trinoma
12:45 PM – CCP Little Theater

August 7 (Mon):
6:15 PM CCP – Studio Theater

August 8 (Tue):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – UP Town Center
9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 9 (Wed):
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma

August 10 (Thu):
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center

August 11 (Fri):
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 12 (Sat):
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma

August 13 (Sun):
12:45 PM – Glorietta
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3

Respeto

Respeto
Directed by Alberto Monteras II
Genre: Hip-hop, Drama

Amidst the violence and poverty happening around him, Hendrix (Abra) dreams of becoming a rapper. But he needs to find the right words to penetrate the hiphop world through the help of seasoned poet Doc (Dido Dela Paz).

Cast: Abra, Dido Dela Paz, Loonie, Chai Fonacier, Sylvester, Nor Domingo, Kate Alejandrino, Brian Arda, Thea Ystaroza

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma

August 6 (Sun):
6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 7 (Mon):
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center

August 8 (Tue):
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma

August 9 (Wed):
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center
9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 10 (Thu):
12:45 PM – CCP Little Theater
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 11 (Fri):
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

August 12 (Sat):
12:45 PM – CCP Main Theater
3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 13 (Sun):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – Trinoma

Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig

Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig
(Clouds of Plague)
Written and Directed by Iar Lionel Arondaing
Genre: Social Drama

Father Romi (Jake Macapagal) and altar boy Nonoy (Sam Quintana) find themselves in a predicament after Magda (Angel Aquino) confesses that she has committed murder after she found out that her husband and her friend have an adulterous relationship. Torn between following the Seal of the Confessional and finding a way to deliver justice, the two carry the weight of Magda’s sins.

Cast: Angel Aquino, Jake Macapagal, Sam Quintana, Jess Mendoza, Anthony Falcon, Mercedes Cabral, Mark Dionisio, and Ricky Davao

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
12:45 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 6 (Sun):
10:00 AM – CCP Little Theater
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center

August 7 (Mon):
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12:45 PM – Trinoma
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center
9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 9 (Wed):
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma

August 10 (Thu):
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 11 (Fri):
6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 12 (Sat):
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center

August 13 (Sun):
10:00 AM – UP Town Center
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4

Kiko Boksingero

Kiko Boksingero
Directed by Thop Nazareno
Genre: Drama-Comedy

After the death of his mother, an 11-year-old boy was left alone with his nanny Diday and tries to reconnect with his estranged father George, a has-been boxer. Filling the gap of the time lost, the father and son bonds through their shared love for boxing.

Cast: Noel Comia Jr., Yayo Aguila, Yul Servo, Angel Aquino

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
12:45 PM – CCP Little Theater

August 6 (Sun):
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

August 7 (Mon):
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 8 (Tue):
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center

August 9 (Wed):
6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)
9:00 PM – Glorietta 4
9:00 PM – Trinoma

August 10 (Thu):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – UP Town Center

August 11 (Fri):
12:45 PM – CCP Main Theater
9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 12 (Sat):
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12:45 PM – Trinoma

August 13 (Sun):
10:00 AM – Trinoma
6:15 PM – UP Town Center

Baconaua

Baconaua
Directed by Joseph Israel Laban
Genre: Coming of Age Drama

In a sleepy island village in Southern Tagalog lives a young lass, Divina, who mulls whether to have her father officially declared dead after missing at sea three months ago amidst the mysticism and realities happening around her.

Cast: Elora Españo, Therese Malvar, JM Salvado, Jess Mendoza, Ron Lord, Isaac Cain Aguire, Anna Luna, Erlinda Villalobos, Bon Andrew Lentejas, Bembol Roco, Suzette Ranillo, and Jeric Raval

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center
3:30 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 6 (Sun):
12:45 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 7 (Mon):
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma
6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 8 (Tue):
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12:45 PM – Trinoma

August 9 (Wed):
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

August 10 (Thu):
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma
9:00 PM – CCP Main Theater (Gala Screening)

August 12 (Sat):
10:00 AM – CCP Little Theater
9:00 PM – Greenbelt 3
9:00 PM – UP Town Center

August 13 (Sun):
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – Trinoma

Cinemalaya Shorts A

Lola Loleng
By Jean Cheryl Tagyamon

A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her grandmother Loleng — a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences.

Sorry for the Incovenience
By Carl Adrian Chavez

In a society where cheap lives are summarized in cardboards, a policeman father teaches his son how to get away with the boy’s crime.

Islabodan
By Juan Carlo Tarobal

Caloy, a lone, apathetic plastic bottle collector, gets caught in the middle of two warring gangs which changes his life forever.

Manong ng Pa-Aling
By E Del Mundo

After 65 years as a fisherman, Manong deciphers what he wants to do next and where he belongs.

Aliens Ata
By Karl Glenn Barit

Two brothers deal with the sudden loss of a father and an eventual separation with their overseas-Filipino-worker mother. Some things are hard to grasp that’s why they look at the sky for answers. Could it be aliens?

Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25
By Carlo Francisco Manatad

Set during the launch of the first space shuttle of the Philippines – an ordinary old couple living in the suburbs attempts to go about their life during this strange day

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center

August 6 (Sun):
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 7 (Mon):
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma

August 8 (Tue):
6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 9 (Wed):
12:45 PM – Glorietta 4
12:45 PM – Trinoma
3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

August 11 (Fri):
10:00 AM – CCP Studio Theater
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – UP Town Center
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma
6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 12 (Sat):
10:00 AM – Greenbelt 3
10:00 AM – UP Town Center

August 13 (Sun):
10:00 AM – Glorietta 4

Cinemalaya Shorts B

Bawod
(Bent)
By TM Malones

On the eve of her school’s annual Talent Show in a small rural village in the mountains of Iloilo, twelve-year-old Thirdy has to deal with the realities of her difficult financial situation and ominous visions of a ghostly man.

Hilom
By P.R. Patindol

In a fishing village that’s been ravaged by a strong typhoon, the bond of twin brothers is disrupted by another young boy. “Hilom” follows the journey of the brothers, Andres and Gael, as they find healing against the harsh landscape of an island that’s also trying to recover.

Juana and the Sacred Shores
By Antonne Santiago

Juana is a beautiful maiden living peacefully in her island. While dancing in the middle of the sea, she sees how vast the waters are, and suddenly realizes that she is alone. To satisfy her longing, she does an animistic ritual and prays for a companion. A man arrives.

Maria
By JP Habac

When the whole family confronted her 14-year old daughter of a suspected pregnancy, a 50-year old woman gives birth to her 22nd child.

Nakauwi Na
By Jaynus Olaivar

A brave battle against grief, anger and injustice. “Nakauwi Na” follows Mang Jerry as he finds ways to earn enough money to get his son, a victim of extra judicial killings, out of the funeral home.

Nakaw
By Arvin Belarmino and Noel Escondo

Bateng, a 10-year old boy stole an elderly woman’s wallet that starts a series of events that will change the lives of five people forever.

Screening Schedule:

August 5 (Sat):
3:30 PM – Glorietta 4
3:30 PM – Trinoma
3:30 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 6 (Sun):
6:15 PM – Greenbelt 3
6:15 PM – UP Town Center
6:15 PM – CCP Studio Theater

August 7 (Mon):
3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater

August 9 (Wed):
3:30 PM – Greenbelt 3
3:30 PM – UP Town Center

August 10 (Thu):
6:15 PM – Glorietta 4
6:15 PM – Trinoma
6:15 PM – CCP Main Theater

August 12 (Sat):
10:00 AM – Glorietta 4
10:00 AM – Trinoma
10:00 AM – CCP Studio Theater
12:45 PM – Greenbelt 3
12:45 PM – UP Town Center

August 13 (Sun):
10:00 AM – Greenbelt 3

General Ticket Information

Ticket Prices (CCP Theaters)

Regular Price: P150 per screening
Student Price: P100 per screening
Discounts: 20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel

Festival Passes

All-Access Festival Pass – P3,500
• Admission to all festival screenings at CCP venues only (not valid in Ayala Cinemas)
• Free seating on a first-come first-served basis (subject to availability once screening starts)
• Priority lane entry to the theater
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

FIC (Films-in-Competition) Pass – P1,500
• Admission to 11 Main Films-in-Competition (9 full-length competition screenings and 2 sets of short films at CCP venues only (not valid in Ayala Cinemas);
• Free seating on a first-come first-served basis (subject to availability once screening starts)
• Priority lane entry
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

Barkada Pass – P1,500 (per screening for a group of 5 people)
• Exclusive screening for a group of maximum 5 people at the Samsung Screening Lounge, 4th Floor of the CCP
• Priority lane entry
• Choice of all competing films
• Free popcorn
• Barkada is allowed to bring food and beverages
• Non-transferable

One-Day Pass
• P500 -admission to 4 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• P700 – admission to 5 screenings for the day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)

VIP Box (One Screening) – P1,000
• One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater for one (1) screening (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

VIP Box (One Day)
• P3,000
One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 4 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• P4000
One (1) dedicated box with 6 seats at the Main Theater good for 5 screenings for one (1) day (validity date is indicated on the ticket)
• Priority to tickets to all free admission screenings (Pass holder needs to get a ticket 2 hours before screening time)
• Not valid for Samsung Screenings
• Non-transferable

Tickets for CCP theaters will be available for sale in CCP box office and Ticketworld outlets. For inquiries, you may call Ms. Gemma at 832-1135 local 1803.

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