"Sikil" will be screened in Palm Springs IFF on January 2008


Wil Sandejas (left) plays Adong, the object of affection ofEnzo (Ken Escudero, right). Their movie Sikil (international title: UnspokenPassion) has been invited to the 19th Palm Springs International FilmFestival on January 2008.



Sikil
(international title: Unspoken Passion) hasbeen officially invited to the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January2008. The 19th PSIFF will take place in Palm Springs, California, U.S.A. It isscheduled from January 3-14, 2008, featuring a line-up of more than 230 filmsfrom 65 countries. The good news was reported by Ferdy Lapuz to PEP (PhilippineEntertainment Portal) via email.

Aside from competing in PSIFF, Sikil participated inthe 1st Cancun International Film Festival in Mexico this November and the Valencia International Film Festival in Spain last October.

The lead star Ken Escudero, who was named Ginoong Filipinas2006, holds a B.S. Marine Engineering diploma from the Asian Institute of MaritimeStudies. He acts opposite Wil Sandejas, Ashley Silverio, Dodo dela Paz, SylviaSanchez, and Ms. Anita Linda. Written by Romualdo Avellanosa, it has beensold to North America and Germany and Austria already. This is thedirectorial debut of Roni Bertubin and produced by Juan Mario Barron III forNew Life Cinema.

The film is represented worldwide by Ignatius Films Canada,which is also handling Brillante Mendoza's Foster Child and Tirador.

SYNOPSIS. Sikil tells the story of two men anda woman who are involved in a bizarre love triangle. These three friends grewup in a small town south of Manila. Ken Escudero plays Enzo, a young closet-gayprostitute obsessed with his childhood friend (Wil Sandejas), who happensto be a callboy and has a girlfriend (played by Ashley Silverio).

Other interesting characters arethe bi-sexual pimp (Ethan Javier), a regular bathhouse customer (MartyMendoza), and a sampaguita vendor-pickpocket-shoplifter and caretaker ofAdong's daughter (Corrine Concepcion).

Sikil will be screened at the University of thePhilippines Film Institute, Diliman, on November 22.


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