When Maria Diane Ventura’s “Mulat” opens in local cinemas on Nov. 2, moviegoers are in for a treat: Her short-film “The Rapist” will play before the feature film.
Showing two of her movies is a good way to reintroduce the award-winning filmmaker to her audience especially since “Mulat” was a finalist in the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave Film Category.
“Mulat” producer Day Herrera Cabuhat said, “Dianne likes to focus on women and I think it’s probably because she is a strong woman herself.”
The film is about a woman was already engaged to her boyfriend when she places everything on hold because of a dream.
“When I first read the script, and she asked me to produce it, I was so excited because it was a different perspective on love. Lahat tayo sanay tayo sa mga love stories, sa mga rom-com. But the approach to the matter of love and the decisions that we make about love are tackled in a different way in this movie,” Cabuhat said.
“Mulat” stars Jake Cuenca, Loren Burgos and Ryan Eigenmann.
At the 2015 International Film Festival Manhattan, Maria Diane Ventura won the Best Director for Global Feature and Jake Cuenca won Best Actor for their work on the film. At the World Cinema Festival in Brazil, “Mulat” was the Best Narrative Feature and Cuenca won another Best Actor award.
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Filipino fans can now watch Bollywood, as the music, the dance and glamour of Indian films are known around the world, through Zee Sine over Cignal TV. Cignal is now home to the first 24/7 Tagalized Bollywood Movie Channel in the Philippines with Zee Sine. Zee Sine is available on Channel 19 with Cignal Postpaid Plan 290 and up, and Cignal Prepaid Premium 300 and up.
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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Oct. 25, go to Sen. Lito Lapid, former Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca, Cristina Caedo, Jackie Cayuca, Leandro Baldemor, Chary Misa, Ma. Bituin Hidalgo, Mario Hernando, Rey Espiritu, Jojo Montemayor, Cedda Tanopo-Nato, Henry Espiritu, Santa So, Jovencita Acido, and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano…Happy wedding anniversary to John & Tini Jacaria… Oct. 26: Viva’s Vic del Rosario, Janet Arnaiz, Gina Nolasco, Jennifer Ongkiko, Rusty Salazar, Grave Velasco, Victor de Vera, Jose Israel Bravo, Priscilla Tuazon, Delbert Santos, Jherry Santiago, and Albay Gov. Joey Salceda… Happy wedding anniversary to Santiago & Cecille Villareal…