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Expressway

Expressway

A syndicate old-timer named Ben needs to do one last assignment before the boss he works for grants him his much delayed retirement. Assigned to be his partner is the neophyte Morris, a trigger-happy, sadist who yearns to impress the syndicate boss. For Ben, this last assignment turns out to be a journey of introspection, self-healing and redemption. With this awakening, he takes it upon himself to pull Morris out of the eventual hell-of-a-life he says he has lived as a hitman.

Cast

Alvin Anson, Aljur Abrenica, Kiko Matos, RK Bagatsing, Inez Bernardo, Jim Libiran, Japo Parcero, and Arpee Bautista.

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MRS

MRS

70-year-old Virginia shares the old ancestral house with Delia, her ever-loyal maid. Delia is marrying her long-time boyfriend, Rene, and tearfully confides to Virginia that she wants to go home to her parents in the province to start a new family life with him. Haunted by a past that Virginia tries to conquer—her only son Sonny Boy who disappeared years ago, what follows shows a portrait of a woman and a mother trying to juggle the sad realities of life in a cycle of life and death.

Cast

Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda, Mark Herras.

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Sinag Maynila 2016 PRESS RELEASE

Sinag Maynila 2016 PRESS RELEASE

Since its successful inauguration last March 2015, the first set of featured films have debuted in various international film festivals. “The exposure of the filmmakers in other countries brings pride and honor to Sinag Maynila and to the Filipino Filmmakers,” says Festival Director Brillante Mendoza.

As we welcome the new year, the independent film festival Sinag Maynila already has a line-up of films to be premiered by April 2016.

Conceptualized and helmed by its CEO and Founder Wilson Tieng, together with world-renowned and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza, Sinag Maynila gives grants to independent filmmakers so they can develop their individual material to a full-length film for public exhibition. For 2016, the festival has been opened to any Filipino independent filmmaker who wish to apply for a film grant.

Five chosen filmmakers closely collaborated with Tieng and Mendoza. This collaboration resulted in stories that reflect the Filipino culture while illustrating messages that will resonate globally.

 

MRS. by Adolf Alix Jr. 

70-year-old Virginia shares the old ancestral house with Delia, her ever-loyal maid. Delia is marrying her long-time boyfriend, Rene, and tearfully confides to Virginia that she wants to go home to her parents in the province to start a new family life with him. Haunted by a past that Virginia tries to conquer—her only son Sonny Boy who disappeared years ago, what follows shows a portrait of a woman and a mother trying to juggle the sad realities of life in a cycle of life and death. “MRS.” stars Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda, Mark Herras.

 

EXPRESSWAY by Ato Bautista

A syndicate old-timer named Ben needs to do one last assignment before the boss he works for grants him his much delayed retirement. Assigned to be his partner is the neophyte Morris, a trigger-happy, sadist who yearns to impress the syndicate boss. For Ben, this last assignment turns out to be a journey of introspection, self-healing and redemption. With this awakening, he takes it upon himself to pull Morris out of the eventual hell-of-a-life he says he has lived as a hitman. “EXPRESSWAY” stars Alvin Anson, Aljur Abrenica, RK Bagatsing, Kiko Matos, Inez Bernardo, Japo Parcero, Arpee Bautista, Jim Libiran.

 

DYAMPER by Mes De Guzman

Three friends wait along Dalton Pass every dawn to jump at the back of rice delivery trucks to steal the goods and sell it at the wet market as their means of income. One of them accidentally gets a pack of drugs in one of the trucks they jumped and finds themselves in jeopardy when its owners track them down to retrieve the stash, and gives them a chance to get off the hook by means of taking on a risky mission. “DYAMPER” stars Carlo Aquino, Alchris Galura, Tim Mabalot, Kristofer King, Liza Dino-Seguerra, and Debbie Garcia.

 

T.P.O. by Joselito Altarejos

Teresa is a battered mother in the hands of her husband, Miguel. When their son Miguelito starts to get hurt as violence erupts at its worst, Teresa will seek Temporary Prtotection Order (TPO) against her husband. Meanwhile, Miguel, together with their son, goes through the same long and arduous process of applying for the custody of their son on the town’s most festive and busiest day. When they see each other in the middle of the road, an accident will ensue leaving them both destroyed and at the losing end. The narrative will start repeating backwards, the truth will be revealed with scenes that have yet to unfold. “T.P.O.” stars Oliver Aquino, Mara Lopez, Micko Laurente, Menggie Cobarrubias, and Lui Manansala.

LILA by Gino M. Santos

Jess is a young woman running from her past and moves into the house of a warmhearted landlady. She finds a diary in her room that belonged to an old tenant. As days pass, strange occurrences ensue and the diary’s words take an eerie turn when Jess finds herself in the middle of a malevolent turn of events from a dark past not entirely her own. “LILA” stars Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee, Sherry Lara, Miggs Cuaderno, Kate Alejandrino, and Socrates Jose.

The 2nd Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run from April 21 to 26, 2016. For more updates, look for Sinag Maynila on Facebook (SinagMaynila), Twitter and Instagram (@sinagmaynila).

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Sinag Maynila 2016 Press Conference

Sinag Maynila 2016 Press Conference

Check out what happened at the recently concluded Sinag Maynila 2016 Press Conference last January 21 held at the NBA Café, SM Aura Premier.

The directors of our five film entries together with Direk Brillante Mendoza and Mr. Wilson Tieng discussed topics about the film festival and exchanged viewpoints about the Philippine independent cinema. ‪#‎sinagmaynila2016‬

Sinag Maynila 2016 will run from April 21-26, 2016 at select SM Cinemas.

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Launch of Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016

Launch of Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016

Sinag Maynila founders Wilson Tieng and Brillante Mendoza with this year's five featured filmmakers. Sinag Maynila founders Wilson Tieng and Brillante Mendoza with this year’s five (5) featured filmmakers.

Sinag Maynila founders Wilson Tieng and Brillante Mendoza with this year's five (5) featured filmmakers.

Sinag Maynila founder Wilson Tieng and co-founder/ Festival Director Brillante Mendoza at the launch of Sinag Maynila 2016.

The second edition of Sinag Maynila, the film festival conceptualized by Solar’s Wilson Tieng and internationally renowned film director Brillante Ma. Mendoza, kicks off a few months from now.

Sinag Maynila debuted successfully last year and Wilson hopes it would be as successful this year. “I couldn’t help but fear otherwise,” he said.

Of course, he’s banking on the merits of the five entries to make Sinag Maynila another film event to reckon with.

At the press launch held recently at NBA Café at SM Aura, Wilson stressed the difference between Sinag Maynila and other Philippine film festivals. “We help give our film entries international exposure. Some of our entries last year have been screened in international film festivals,” he said.

They also give generous financial grants to the directors to develop their stories into full-length movies.

The five entries to this year’s Sinag Maynila are: “Mrs.” by Adolf Alix, Jr., “Expressway” by Ato Bautista, “Dyamper” by Mes de Guzman, “T.P.O” by Joselito Altarejos, and “Lila” by Gino Santos.

“Mrs.” stars Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda and Mark Herras. “Expressway” has Alvin Anson, Aljur Abrenica and Kiko Matos in its lead cast. “Dyamper” has Carlo Aquino in the lead, while “T.P.O,” stars Oliver Aquino, Mara Lopez, Menggie Cobarrubias and Lui Manansala. “Lila” is headlined by Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee and Migs Cuaderno.

The 2016 Sinag Maynila will run from April 21-26.

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/vilma-angel-team-up-for-the-first-time/#t6TOet61Q3vBygQA.99

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Imbisibol, Sinag Maynila 2015 Best Picture to compete at the Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul (France)

Imbisibol, Sinag Maynila 2015 Best Picture to compete at the Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul (France)

Imbisibol, Sinag Maynila 2015 Best Picture, is in Competition at the Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul (France)
Set in the early 1990s Japan involving overseas Filipino workers facing deportation ‪

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News Link: http://www.cinemas-asie.com/en/?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1685%3Ainvisible&Itemid=470

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Sinag Maynila 2016 teaser

Sinag Maynila 2016 teaser

Solar Entertainment Corporation together with renowned director Brillante Mendoza launched this film festival that aims to support local independent cinema. This is their second year.

After a successful run last March, the films have gone on to garner attention both in the country and abroad thanks to their compelling narrative.

The 2nd Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run in April 21-26, 2016. The line-up for the second batch consists Ato Bautista, Mes De Guzman, Adolf Alix Jr., Jay Altarejos and Gino Santos.

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Twitter (@sinagmaynila), and Instagram (@sinagmaynila).

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