Cinema One Originals 2015 is premiering two very different films on the 14th of November.
The first is the restored version of the Ishmael Bernal classic “Ikaw Ay Akin” which stars no less than Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos, pitted against each other in a classic love triangle with Christopher De Leon. Aunor plays an orchid expert whose longstanding relationship with De Leon is threatened when Santos’s modern woman enters their lives. “Ikaw Ay Akin” is another of Bernal’s interrogations of the politics and dynamics of modern relationships, typically witty, typically sharp, typically intelligent.
The second film is the world premiere of Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s newest film “Salvage”. “Salvage” is a found footage horror film about a group of reporters investigating a spate of alleged aswang killings in a remote province who find that there’s more to things than they seem. While he remains tethered to the politics and mythologies of his native Davao here, Sanchez, who is more known for ethnographic experimental narratives like “Ang Huling Balyan Ng Buhi ” and “Jungle Love”, considers the film as his way of breaking away from his comfort zones. It stars Jessy Mendiola and JC De Vera.
“Ikaw Ay Akin” screens at 7:15 PM while “Salvage” follows at 9:55. Both screenings will be at Trinoma.