Ate Vi’s ‘Ekstra’ to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Star Cinema and Quantum Films' Cinemalaya award-winning comedy-drama, "Ekstra" starring the Star for All Seasons, will hold its international premiere as part of this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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The Jeffrey Jeturian-directed film, which hits cinemas nationwide beginning today (August 14), is part of TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema program and is scheduled to be shown on some theaters in Toronto, Canada on September 8 and 10.

Aside from its world premiere, “Ekstra” recently added another feather to its cap as it gained unanimous grade of “A” from the Cinema Evalution Board (CEB).

Early this month, “Ekstra” reaped major honors at the Director’s Showcase category of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2013. It received the audience choice award, jury prize, netpac, best screenplay for Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone and Direk Jeffrey, best supporting actress for Ruby Ruiz, and best actress for Vilma.

“Ekstra” is a touching drama-comedy film that revolves around the life of Loida Malabanan (played by Vilma), a hardworking single mother who passionately works as as bit player for television and movies.

Part of Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary in the movie industry, “Ekstra” also features Ruby, Tart Carlos of “Be Careful With My Heart,” Cherie gil, Pilar Pilapil, Nico Antonio, Tom Rodriguez, Direk Marlon Rivera, Vince de Jesus and many more.

Also part of Vilma’s milestone movie is the special participation of Richard ‘Ser Chief’ Yap, Marian Rivera, and Piolo Pascual.

Don’t miss the Star for All Seasons’ newest film, “Ekstra” to hit cinemas nationwide starting today, August 14, 2013.

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