Alvin Yapan’s Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe (The Rapture of Fe), winner of Cinemalaya’s Special Jury Prize (shared with Colorum) will open on November 11 at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Ermita, Remar, Roben and Cinema Cebu.
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board gave the film an R 18 rating and was approved without cuts.
After its screening at the Chicago International Film Festival and New Delhi Film Festival last month, Ang Panggagahasa will take part in the international competition for digital feature films at the Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt from November 10-20, 2009. The winner in this section will receive $10,000.
Direk Alvin and producer Alemberg Ang are going to Cairo to present the film.
In December, the film will also compete for the Spirit of Freedom competition category at the Bahamas International Film Festival.
This is the first feature film of direk Alvin who is also a Literature professor at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe features Irma Adlawan, Noni Buencamino, Mercedes Cabral, and TJ Trinidad. The film is about Fe (Irma), a woman being abused by her husband so she seeks help from her lover (played by TJ). However, TJ’s character can’t muster the courage to stand up for their love. Fe is left with another option: her secret admirer who keeps on sending fruit baskets to her. Who will she choose?
The film is represented internationally and locally by Ignatius Films Canada’s Ferdinand Lapuz and Antonio de Guzman Jr.
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