Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cinemalaya 2014 Guide: Joselito Altarejos' KASAL



Joselito Altarejos' films are known for their strong identity and gay subjects, and have been screened at many international and local festivals.  Altarejos’ films often tackle current social issues, mainly related to gay identity- ANG LIHIM NI ANTONIO/ Antonio’s Secret (2008);  poverty and inequality – ANG LARO SA BUHAY NI JUAN/The Game of Juan’s Life (2009); war and children PINK HALO-HALO (2010); and UNFRIEND (2013) on social media and youth suicide.  

On the 10th year of Cinemalaya, Altarejos is proud to present KASAL (THE COMMITMENT) under the Director's Showcase that is a slice of life drama of a gay couple whose resolve to stay together is challenged as they attend a wedding. It also is an examination on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society. 


The film seems to be smart and perceptive take on a gay couple's dilemma that I'm hoping this will change the way that typically conservative audiences perceived homosexual love. This is considered on top of my priority list to watch among the Cinemalaya films.


CAST: Arnold Reyes / Oliver Aquino / Rita Avila / Maureen Mauricio / Ruby Ruiz / Rener Concepcion / Ron Cieno / Ray-an Dulay / Sue Prado / Chloe Carpio / Kimmy Maclang / May-I Fabros / Luis Ruiz / Christine Florendo



SCREENING SCHEDULE: 


August 2 / Sat:
3:30 PM – CCP Little Theater
4:00 PM -- Trinoma Cinema 1

August 3 / Sun:
6:30 PM -- Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4
6:30 PM -- Alabang Town Center Cinema 4

August 4 / Mon:
3:30 PM -- CCP Studio Theater
6:30 PM -- Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5
9:00 PM -- Fairview Terraces Cinema 5

August 5 / Tue:
4:00 PM -- Trinoma Cinema 4
6:15 PM – MKP Hall
9:00 PM -- CCP Main Theater (GALA SCREENING)

August 6 / Wed:
9:00 PM -- Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4
9:00 PM – Alabang Town Center Cinema 4

August 7 / Thu:
4:00 PM -- Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5
6:30 PM -- Trinoma Cinema 1
9:00 PM – MKP Hall

August 8 / Fri:
10:00 AM – CCP Main Theater
9:00 PM – CCP Studio Theater
9:00 PM – Trinoma Cinema 4

August 9 / Sat:
4:00 PM -- Fairview Terraces Cinema 5

Screenwriters – Zig Dulay, Joselito Altarejos
Producers -- Maureen Mauricio, Ferdinand Lapuz, Mahusay Kolektib
Co-Producers -- Rener Concepcion, Dem De Venecia, Zig Dulay
Line Producers – Annalena Dulano, Nanette Gamboa
Associate Producer -- Fredel Milan
Director of Photography -- Mycko David
Musical Scorer -- Richard Gonzales
Editors – Zig Dulay, Joselito Altarejos
Production Designer -- Harley Alcasid
Sound Designers -- Andrew Milallos, AddissTabong
Theme Song – “Ikaw at Ako” by Johnoy Danao
 

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