The world gets a chance to witness a timely story of pursuing one’s passion despite struggles as Star Cinema brings the film ‘Yellow Rose’ to various streaming platforms this January 29 following its festival route.
Starring Grammy®-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezada, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, local icon Princess Punzalan and Tony Award®-winner and Grammy®-nominee Lea Salonga, the film revolves around a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known.
Written and directed by Diane Paragas, ‘Yellow Rose,’ her first ever narrative feature-length film, is said to be a love letter to country music unlike anything audiences have seen before. It is a testament to the power of song to provide hope and unity when we need it the most.
While the film marks her first feature film role, Noblezada’s exciting big-screen pairing with fellow Broadway powerhouse Salonga has been much anticipated. The two have shared uncanny similarities in their careers. Both earned their big breaks in the lead role of Kim in the stage musical Miss Saigon, and both later went on to play the role of Éponine in Les Misérables.
The film also serves as one of the first major studio releases to address the Filipino immigration experience in America and to provide a glimpse into some of the painful and difficult choices that families in that community often have to make. In fact, it has already bagged thirteen film festival jury and audience awards, including several at festivals dedicated to advancing representation and inclusivity for the Asian community in film.
Catch the Philippine premiere of ‘Yellow Rose’ on January 29 via KTX.ph, iWant TFC, Sky Cable pay-per-view and Cignalpay-per-view for only PHp150.00 per ticket. This is distributed by Cinexpress.