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Sigrid talks about Her Upcoming Film UNTRUE; showing on February 19

On Monday, February 10, at Botejyu Restaurant in Estancia Mall, filmmaker Sigrid Andrea Bernardo had her separate and solo press conference for her upcoming psychological-thriller-drama film UNTRUE.


The film stars Xian Lim and Cristine Reyes and is set to open in cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, February 19.

During the Q and A, Bernardo shared her process of directing the film since her background in theater, “It involves pre-production and script analysis. There’s script reading with the actors and the staff so the whole team will be in one heart and in one mind.

“I believe that such a process is an effective way that should be applied in directing a film.”

As a filmmaker, she is known to be too meticulous and even have moments where she blew her tops, but what matters the most to her is that the ‘drama’ between her actors should be translated onscreen and not off-screen.

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She appreciated her two lead stars for their professionalism since both are willing and committed to giving what is required of them in order to finish the film. She thought that the 10-day workshops have helped her two actors do well with their roles.

She added that the ‘rawness’ will not diminish even if her actors have overrehearsed certain scenes. For her, there will always be room for experimenting and that’s where the ‘rawness’ comes in.

Between KITA KITA which was shot in Hokkaido, Japan and this film with Lim and Reyes was shot in Georgia; she shared that the former was shot during summer when they were there. 

“That time, mas vibrant and full of colors. Even the story is light, but with Georgia as the backdrop of UNTRUE, I was drawn more of the mystery of it.”

As a filmmaker, Bernardo is known to do rrisqué films, thus for her future film–she thought of pairing Liza Soberano and Daniel Padilla in one project.


‘Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit’ to Showcase Three-Equally, Award-Winning Actresses in Philippine Television

Starting February 24 on GMA Afternoon Prime, the newest TV series will hit the screens with three of the country’s brightest female stars to headline the remake of Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit.

Nora Aunor

Aunor is Cedes Dela Cruz.

Mylene Dizon

Dizon is Nolie Dela Cruz-Santos

Kyline Alcantara

Alcantara is Maggie Dela Cruz-Zulueta

Philippines’ Superstar Nora Aunor returns as Mercedes ‘Cedes’ Ignacio-Dela Cruz (no longer as Magnolia ‘Noli’ Dela Cruz vda. de Zulueta to which she breathed into the 1989 film by Elwood Perez) in the series. Portraying Aunor’s former role is Mylene Dizon as Magnolia ‘Nolie’ Dela Cruz-Santos. Meanwhile, Kapuso Breakout Star Kyline Alcantara is Margarita ‘Maggie’ Dela Cruz in this generation’s retelling of a classic story of love, persistence, and revenge.

Though different from the previous story, the very essence is still intact as envisioned by the creative director Aloy Adlawan and creative head Suzette Doctolero. The series creative consultant Kit Langit along with head writer Geng Delgado and writers Ken De Leon and Jmee Katanyag; as well as brainstormers Bylle Tabora, Milo Paz, and Jake Somera–make sure that the story will excite the afternoon viewers.

The series takes pride in its star-studded cast. 

Zoren Legaspi is Anselmo, Martina (Isabel Rivas) and Ramon‘s (Dante Rivero) conceited son. He has his ways around women. He pursued Nolie for his selfish gains.

Gabby Eigenmann is the eligible bachelor Arthur, a promising entrepreneur (who has eyes for Nolie).

Ina Feleo is Margaux, the classy and self-absorbed wife of Anselmo.

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Marta is Alcantara’s love interest and both portray Jun and Maggie.

Jun, the charming and carefree son Anselmo and Margaux–is portrayed by Yasser Marta. He falls for Maggie, eventually.

Also in the cast are Divina Valencia as Editha, a rich widow who crosses paths with Cedes and takes her in and Candy Pangilinan as Connie, Nolie’s confidante who sticks to her through ups-and-down.

In the series, Ricky Davao is Damian, Cedes’ calm and charitable husband. He acts as the leader of the town’s small-time grape farmers.

Taking the helm of the series is Laurice Guillen.


KIM JI-YOUNG: BORN 1982 is a Timely Film

The film Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982 is a Korean film based on a fiction novel by Cho Nam-Joo of the same title opened in cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, February 12

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Kim Do-Young is the director of this film adaptation with Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-Mi as lead stars. 

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After Silenced in 2011 and the zombie apocalypse movie Train to Busan in 2016, this is the third film that both Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-Mi did.

Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982 is a story that is worth telling and retelling. It is about shedding light on how one struggle of a partner can also be his or her struggle. It’s a chain reaction. 

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Kim Ji-Young (Jung Yu-Mi) is an ordinary Korean woman in her 30s who is often distressed by her everyday life as a full-time mom and housewife. Although being married to the man she loves and the struggle of raising a baby girl has forced her to give up on many things, Ji-Young believes she is content in life. However, her husband, Dae-Hyeon (Gong Yoo), noticed that life is hitting the former harder than she has imagined.

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The worried Dae-Hyeon consulted a psychiatrist after he found out that his wife Ji-Young began to speak strikingly similar to her mother, her best friend who died while giving birth, and her late grandmother.

The novel (to which the film is based) has sold more than one million copies in November 2018. It is one timely film that focused on mental health.

Also, the book will be published and translated in 16 languages, including British, French, Spanish and Italian.

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This Viva International Pictures and MVP Entertainment-distributed is still showing.

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