One of Kapuso Network’s top leading men Rocco Nacino, meanwhile, had the honor of working alongside Superstar Nora Aunor and multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan in Hustisya. In the entry, Rocco breathes life to the character of a scheming lawyer, who impacts the life of a probinsyana portrayed by Ms. Nora Aunor.
Kapuso actress Chynna Ortaleza, who plays kontrabida in the Afternoon Prime drama Dading, adds two indie movies to her glittering resume, as she was tapped to take part in #Y and Hustisya. Also featured in Hustisya is Protégé Male Grand Winner Jeric Gonzales.
At the heart of the film #Y (“Hashtag Y”) is young Kapuso star, Elmo Magalona. The 20-year-old takes a dark turn in a film that features the young and the reckless, as they dabble in social media, the internet, and the lives of young people today.
Julian Trono landed a major role in Ronda, where he also earned the privilege of working alongside Ai-Ai delas Alas. In Ronda, Julian plays the lost son of Ai-Ai, a policewoman. Moral dilemma arises when Julian’s character turns out to be the killer of his own lover.
Starring in Dagitab (Sparks) is Kapuso actor Martin del Rosario. Dagitab explores the story of two professors whose marriage is on the rocks. To make things worse, the woman is linked to a scandal involving a young student. The man, on the other hand, falls for his case study—a supernatural being depicting a former flame.
Rafa Siguion-Reyna will showcase his acting prowess in Hari ng Tondo, a film under the helm of his father, award-winning director Carlos Siguion-Reyna, and written by his mother actress-scriptwriter Bibeth Orteza. Rafa stars alongside veteran actor Robert Arevalo, in a film that revolves around a grandfather who is on the brink of losing his wealth and decides to revisit the community that molded him.
Kapuso actress LJ Reyes, who’s currently busy with the upcoming drama series Yagit, is featured in The Janitor, a film by acclaimed director Michael Tuviera. The entry revolves around a suspended cop enlisted to eliminate suspects involved in a bank robbery/massacre.
The Half Sisters star Barbie Forteza found herself juggling small screen pursuits and an indie film, after landing a role in Mariquina. Also enlisted to take part in the movie is Kapuso actor Kenneth Paul Cruz. Mariquina features the story of a shoemaker’s daughter. She was tasked to find the perfect pair of shoes for her father upon learning about his death. In the process of looking for the perfect pair, she also finds herself.
GMA Artist Center talents Miggs Cuaderno, Jak Roberto, and Rita de Guzman also landed roles in Asintado, a masterpiece by renowned director Louie Ignacio. The film is about a young man who becomes a drug courier and his mother’s attempt to save him.
Meanwhile, Hot young leading man, Enzo Pineda was enlisted to play a role in Sundalong Kanin, a movie about four friends exposed to the realities of war, as they aspire to become soldiers during the Japanese Occupation.
Completing the list of GMA Artist Center talents participating in Cinemalaya X are Coleen Borgonia and Ken Chan. The Kapuso talents flexed their acting muscles in 1st ko si 3rd, a movie about a woman who sees her first love eye to eye again, after more than four decades.
Hustisya, Hari ng Tondo, The Janitor, and Asintado are all finalists for the Directors Showcase category.
Meanwhile, #Y, Ronda, Dagitab, 1st Ko Si 3rd, Mariquina, and Sundalong Kanin are finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature category in Cinemalaya X. (30)
Schedule of Cinemalaya Gala for the following movies, where the artists will be attending.
Unfortunately, we can’t provide tickets to the screenings. You can also catch the movies in Ayala malls.
Aug 2 – Saturday
1. Asintado – 3:30pm
2. Hustisya – 9pm
Aug 3 – Sunday
1. Dagitab – 12:45pm
2. Ronda – 3pm CCP
3. Children’s Show – 6:15pm
Aug 4 Monday
1. The Janitor – 6:15pm
2. Mariquina – 9pm
Aug 5 Tuesday
1. 1st ko si 3rd – 6:15pm
Aug 6 Wednesday
1. Hari ng Tondo – 6:15pm
2. #Y – 9pm
Aug 7 Thursday
1. Sundalong Kanin – 6:15pm