Ely Buendia, Arianne Bautista grace Mulat premiere led by Jake Cuenca

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Oct 28, 2016

Jake Cuenca led the cast members who attended the premiere night of Mulat, which also stars Loren Burgos and Ryan Eigenmann.

Ely Buendia and Arianne Bautista were some of the stars who attended the red-carpet screening held at SM Megamall last night, October 27, 2016.

This psychological thriller movie directed by Diane Ventura will open in Philippine cinemas on November 2, 2016. 

Known internationally as Awaken, this film is graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. 

Jake Cuenca walked the red carpet with his Mulat leading lady Loren Burgos (left) and director Diane Ventura.

In Mulat, Jake Cuenca plays a morose character also named Jake. He becomes involved with a mysterious woman named Sam (played by Loren Burgos).

Direk Diane won the Best Director award for Global Feature while Jake Cuenca took home the trophy for Best Actor at the 2015 International Film Festival Manhattan for Mulat.

The Filipino film also won Best Narrative Feature at the World Cinema Festival in Brazil where Jake Cuenca once again took home the Best Actor award.

Ely Buendia was one of the special guests that night.

Ely and Diane have a child together named Eon Drake.

Ely Buendia and Diane Ventura broke up in 2009 but they have maintained their friendship.

When Mulat (Awaken) screens in cinemas, it will have a bonus opening feature short film titled TheRapist, which was also directed by Diane Ventura. Cherie Gil and Marco Morales star in this short.

Another psychological vehicle, this short film tackles sensitive issues such as rape, abuse, sexuality, psychoanalysis). The new trailer for TheRapist got a G rating from the MTRCB after initially being deemed unfit for public viewing.

(Read: Trailer of TheRapist, short film of Cherie Gil, disapproved for public exhibition)

GMA-7 host Arianne Bautista, who is being linked to Rocco Nacino, was asked about the real score between her and the Kapuso actor.

She told PEP, "Siya na lang po ang tanungin niyo."

In her Twitter account, Arianne praised the movie by posting: "#Mulat premiere night! Great movie! No wonder it bagged so many awards abroad! #proudtobepinoy"

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