With the success of “Jowable” and “Unforgettable,” Viva Films intends to finish the year with releases all poised for the win.
Up next on Nov. 6 is “Nuuk, (A Sub-Zero Love Affair),” a romantic thriller starring Aga Muhlach and Alice Dixon. The title comes from the picturesque, freezing city that is the capital of Greenland where the picture was shot in its entirety. Nuuk is a place where the torturous weather and extreme silence wreck torment on the minds and bodies of the inhabitants. This is where two individuals meet, find romance and unfold a devastating mystery.
“Cinta Itu Buta (Love is Blind)” the Bahasa language remake of the runaway box-office winner “Kita Kita” opens in theaters on Nov. 13. The original was produced by Spring Films, written and directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo and starred Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy Marquez. The new version directed by Rachmania Arunita tells the same story of the blind girl Diah and of her caring neighbor Nik. The leads are played by Indonesia’s top actors, Shandy Aulia and Dodit Mulyanto. Viva Communications, Inc., partnered with Marsio Juwono and MM2, Reflection Pictures and Ideosource Entertainment of Indonesia to produce the picture. This is the first time that a local film has been picked up for production by a foreign producer and director.
“Adan,” which tackles the effects of a sexually-charged romance between two women, opens on Nov. 20. Written and produced by Yam Laranas, the movie stars Rhen Escano and Cindy Miranda. They tell the story of how a farmer’s daughter escapes her impoverished existence in the rice fields to find a new exciting life with her best friend Marian.
“Mañanita,” produced by TEN17P Films for Viva, opens in theaters on Dec. 4. Written by the internationally acclaimed Lav Diaz, the movie is directed by Paul Soriano and stars Bela Padilla as a former military officer on the path of revenge against the killers of her parents.
Capping 2019 for Viva Films is the local remake of the heartwarming Korean blockbuster “Miracle in Cell No.7” starring Aga Muhlach in another extraordinary performance. It is Viva’s official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival.