The Pre-Valentine presentation offering of Regal Entertainment Incorporated’s ‘Foolish Love’ opens tomorrow, January 25 in cinemas nationwide. The romantic comedy flick is headlined by Angeline Quinto opposite the hunky dramatic actor Jake Cuenca; along with the fast-rising tandem of ToMiho—Tommy Esguerra and Miho Nishida of the Pinoy Big Brother fame.
Based on Jerry Gracio, the screenwriter of the movie, he mentioned that the film is all about the ‘foolishness’ of being in love.
He shared what he envisioned about Quinto’s character so as Cuenca’s, “I was thinking of a middle-aged woman for the lead, Angeline I guess is perfect. I told them that the lead actor should look mysterious and weird. Mukha namang mysterious si Jake.”
The Joel Lamangan film revolves around a little mature relationship (that of Quinto and Cuenca) and a younger pair (the one with ToMiho). Both are foolish in love.
Esguerra and Nishida play baristas in the story but the latter is being pursued by her boss played by Jerald Napoles. Thus, making the film one hilarious ride about being ‘foolish’ when one is in love. Also in the cast is Cai Cortez who completes the three female friends who are ‘foolish’ when they are in love.
After the star-studded red carpet premiere of the official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016–‘Kabisera’ on Tuesday, December 20 at SM Megamall Cinema 7, it proved to be a piece that spotlights values such as honor, trust and loyalty are some of the values that are tested amid the threats of exposing a Filipino family’s imperfections and how the members stood up for what is right and what is more important to them.
The comebacking, one and only Superstar–Ms. Nora Aunor leads the stellar cast members of the said film. Joining La Aunor are Gawad Urian Best Actors Ricky Davao and Jason Abalos, Urian Best Supporting Actor Menggie Cobbarubias, QCinema Best Actor JC de Vera, MMFF Best Supporting Actor Victor Neri, Sinag Maynila Best Actress Ces Quesada, Cine Filipino Best Actor Karl Medina, and Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actress Perla Bautista.
Nora Aunor is Mercy. She is the mother of De Dios clan which the plot of the story is based on. Aunor’s character is forced to take over the ‘kabisera’ (the principal seat) at the dining table in order to put together his family being under scrutiny in Philippine society.
Nora’s avid fans showed their excitement to the return of their idol via this film that attempts to present a statement for a family’s quest for justice and to regain dignity by sticking and standing up for one another. Even celebrities in the entertainment circuits supported the movie that befits a Queen like Nora.
Cast and crew of the #Kabisera are set to tour the nation and visit remarkable families who have been the ‘inspirations’ for the film’s plot. For a list of activities you may check Kabisera’s facebook page or visit its webpage via firestartersmanila.com/kabisera.
Also, Filipinos especially the youth are encouraged to catch the film during its entire run of the #MMFF2016 and help promote the very words of the country’s national hero—Dr. Jose Rizal who once said: “It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.”
Let ‘Kabisera’ the first film to be viewed and be on the front rows to witness how a story about love and the strength of a family and what they can give when the most important people in their lives are threatened. Catch the Aunor-starrer film, opening tomorrow on Christmas Day, December 25.
Based from the story of Keiko Aquino, and screenplay by Vanessa Valdez, the upcoming high-caliber drama film titled—‘The Unmarried Wife’ features three of the country’s finest actors—Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes and Paulo Avelino in the lead cast with multi-awarded film and TV international master filmmaker—Maryo J. Delos Reyes as the director; will open on Wednesday, November 16 in theaters nationwide.
Panganiban is Anne, a young woman who is stuck in her traumatic childhood past about love. Such inhibitions developed into reservations after she had her own marriage to the man she loves the most—Geoff portrayed by Dantes. And in every love story, it is most effective that if the damsel-in-distress, there is a knight in shining armor in the person of Bryan, breathed by Avelino.
After nine years, the said film marks the reunion of Panganiban, Delos Reyes and Valdez when they first collaborated in a Star Cinema film via ‘A Love Story’ back in 2007. Also, Direk Maryo returns to the said film outfit after his last project via ‘I’ll Be There’ in 2010.
According to Direk Delos Reyes, “I’m very excited to doing this film. It is a test of my skill on how to tell a story about relationships. ‘The Unmarried Wife’ is a different. It’s very timely and at the same time very important to be discussed.”
Together with Star Cinema, Direk Maryo along with Vanessa and the three powerful and equally intense actors—Angleica, Dingdong and Paulo; the film promises to change the way people perceive men being cheaters and women failing to be faithful in relationships.
Avelino in a bloggers’ conference mentioned that what makes the film different from other relationship-centered movies, “It is organic. It is like being a witness to conversations between couples; very at the moment.”