‘Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay’ Screens this Halloween

Cinema One brings back the lovable “Dakilang Extra” Lilia Cuntapay through the award-winning “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” in a special theatrical run in SM Theaters this Halloween beginning October 31.

This critically acclaimed movie originally screened at the 7th Cinema One Originals Film Festival won numerous awards. It features Cuntapay’s life as an often disregarded old woman who portrays ghostly and sinister roles in various Filipino horror films.

Writer-director Antoinette Jadaone’s directing style aims to show who Lilia Cuntapay is, outside her big horror façade. “This movie will definitely be about the heartbreaks and the joyous life of Lilia Cuntapay,” Jadaone said.

“I talked to Nanay Lilia and reminded her that in this film, she’s not a paranormal figure. She won’t show her finesse in horror but rather what she really is in real life. I infused some animations and surrealism in this movie, but it still remains truthful,” she added.

Cuntapay won the Best Actress award at the Cinema One Originals awards while the film won Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Audience Choice Award, Special Jury Prize and Best Supporting Actress for Geraldine Villamil.

“Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” is Jadaone’s first full-length feature. The film veers away from Cuntapay’s same-old-story role.

According to a review written by Karen of, “Six Degrees will have you laughing and feeling good throughout. Whether her portrayal in this mockumentary is just part of the show or not, Cuntapay comes off as very adorable, quirky, and imaginative.” Both the film and Cuntapay as a celebrity were big hits with the festival audience in Italy and South Korea.

Get to know the popular white lady behind most horror films on “Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay” showing in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Sta. Mesa, and SM Bacoor beginning October 31.

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