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Meant To Beh (2017): Official teaser

‘Meant to Beh’ is an upcoming 2017 Philippine family comedy film film directed by Chris Martinez and starred by Vic Sotto and Dawn Zulueta.

It will be distributed and produced by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment and will serve as an official entry to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.

The upcoming movie also marks the reunion of Zulueta and Sotto after 30 years of working together in the fantasy series Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! way back in 1995.

 

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Ang Larawan 2017: ‘The Portrait’ A Primer

Ang Larawan, internationally released as The Portrait, is a 2017 Philippine musical film directed by Loy Arcenas.

Initial release: 30 October 2017
Budget: 25 million PHP
Screenplay: Rolando Tinio
Music composed by: Ryan Cayabyab

BACKGROUND

Ang Larawan is the film adaptation of Larawan, The Musical which is based on National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin’s three-act English play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. First published in 1952, Joaquin’s work has been depicted numerous times on stage on screen and in English and Filipino—making it one of the most pedigreed literary works of the Philippines. In 1997, Musical Theater Philippines (now Culturtain Musicat Productions Inc. ) headed by singer Celeste Legaspi and talent manager/producer Girlie Rodis staged Larawan, the first musical rendition of Joaquin’s great play, at the CCP. The elegaic play was transformed into a musical with a libretto written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio and music created by iconic original Filipino music composer Ryan Cayabyab.

In 1997, Musical Theater Philippines (now Culturtain Musicat Productions Inc. ) headed by singer Celeste Legaspi and talent manager/producer Girlie Rodis staged Larawan, the first musical rendition of Joaquin’s great play, at the CCP. The elegaic play was transformed into a musical with a libretto written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio and music created by iconic original Filipino music composer Ryan Cayabyab.

This year, Culturtain with the help of supervising producer Alemberg Ang, shares Ang Larawan, The Movie with the global audience. Loy Arcenas, a multi-awarded Broadway theatrical set designer and director, was at the helm of the much-awaited film.

SYNOPSIS

This story set before World War II in Intramuros tells of the plight of sisters Candida and Paula Marasigan, daughters of high-profile painter Don Lorenzo Marasigan.

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Die Beautiful: Its not another gay movie, its not about sexuality or LGBTQ, its not about that at all!

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My eyes esp. the left one’s swollen because of allergies/asthma. But because I really wanted to watch na, downed medicine w/ coffee and dragged katawang-tao. Just stepped out of the cinema and now both eyes are swollen. Not because asthma got worse, but tears flowed 3 or 4 times during the movie. No joke and not ashamed to say so. Hindi ako handa grabe! No spoilers here, but a firm advice to WATCH IT! Its not another gay movie, its not about sexuality or LGBTQ, its not about that at all. Basta manuod kayo hay naku! Bravo Paolo Ballesteros (@pochoy_29) you really deserve the Best Actor award and to be called the ‘King of Queens;’ Direk Jun Robles Lana (@junrobleslana) such a masterful weave of story-telling – a masterpiece indeed; Sir Ferdinand Lapuz (@ferdy_lapuz) thank you for bringing this gem not just to our country, but to the rest of the world; Christian Bables (@christiaaan06) should also have & definitely deserve an acting award; Gladys Reyes-Sommereux (@iamgladysreyes) the perfect actress for ‘Beth’; Sir Joel Torre, gave a different dimension to his character; IC Mendoza (@ic.mendoza) it didn’t seem like acting for you because you are such a friend in life. To the rest of cast and crew, production, etc. I commend you all. Mabuhay ang Pelikulang Pilipino!
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#DieBeautiful #DieBeautifulMMFF #MMFF2016 #PelikulangPilipino

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Passed by the chapel for 3 o’clock habit and remembered a scene in #DieBeautiful wherein Paolo Ballesteros (@pochoy_29) touched the image of The Black Nazarene. Isa yun sa mga scences na tumagos sakin. Alam mo yung mabuti ka namang anak, estudyante – tao, pero dahil ‘bakla’ ka o ‘di ka ‘normal’ kuno, hindi ka tanggap ng ibang tao na minsan pamilya mo pa? 2017 na malayo na ang itinakbo ng siyensa at pananaliksik sa medicina pero bakit may mga makikitid pa na ang pag-iisip na ang pagiging ‘iba’ ay sakit na dapat gamutin? Na porque ‘iba’ pag namatay HIV o AIDS na ang cause agad. I remember my ‘gay’ friends whom have struggled with the same situation. Some are successful now, others are recently accepted by their families, those who sadly passed away without their families by their side and yes, a few who’ve taken their own lives. Tama na. Buksan na ng ating pag-iisip. Que LGBTQ ka man, ano’ng relihiyon man, lahat tayo anak ng Diyos. Ituro natin sa susunod na henerasyon ang respeto at pagmamahal sa kapwa. Minsan kasi ang galit o tradisyunal na paniniwala ay may bahid ng takot o pangamba. Di ba dapat ang basehan ay pagiging mabuting tao at hindi ang anyo at paniniwala?
Sorry not sorry, am still at the chapel writing this na naiiyak pa din. Mereseng tawagin mang emsoyonal ako or OA pero Dios Mio, uulitin ko hindi ako handa na ganung damdamin ang mapupukaw sakin ng pelikulang ito. Maraming salamat muli sa gumawa ng obrang ito.
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Film Development Council of the Philippines: Condolences on Dick Israel’s Passing

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) joins our local industry in mourning the passing of famous character actor Dick Israel, who passed away in their Makati home last Tuesday evening, the 11th of October, at the age of 68.

Co-Actor Vivian Velez who had worked with Israel in previous projects and was a member of Damay Kamay Foundation, an organization that helped entertainment industry workers in need, confirmed Israel’s passing in an interview, having been informed by Israel’s son Essex that his father passed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Two weeks prior Israel’s wife Marlyn had suffered an aneurysm and was taken to the hospital, where she still lies in a coma.

The FDCP sends their condolences to Israel’s family and prayers for the recovery of his wife through these difficult times.

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