Sharon Cuneta joins the indie bandwagon for the first time as she stars in Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha by Mes de Guzman, one of the 10 independent films selected as finalist for the Full-Length Feature Category for the Cinemalaya 2017 Competition.
The Megastar portrays a desperate woman seeking to reconcile with her husband and two children.
The other finalists in Cinemalaya’s Full-Length Feature Category are:
Ang Guro kong di Marunong Magbasa (My Teacher Who Doesn’t Know How To Read) by Perry Escano starring actors Alfred Vargas, James Blanco, and Mon Confiado as well as child actors Miggs Cuaderno, Marc Justin Alvarez and Micko Laurente
Baconaua by Joseph Israel Laban featuring actors Elora Españo, Teri Malvar, JM Salvado with main support Bembol Roco
Bagahe (The Baggage) by Zig Dulay starring actress Angeli Bayani
Nabubulok by Sonny Calvento with actors Gina Alajar, Billy Ray Gallion and JC Santos in the cast
Pacboy by Thop Nazareno
Requited by Nerissa Picadizo featuring actors Jake Cuenca and Anna Luna
Respeto by Treb Monteras II stars rappers Abra and Loonie
Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig by Iar Lionel Benjamin Arondaing feature actors Ruby Moreno, Alex Medina, Karl Medina and Ronwaldo Martin
Unang Patak ng Ulan sa Buwan ng Mayo (The First Drop of Rain in the Month of May) by Cenon Obispo Palomares starring Rosanna Roces, Micko Laurente and Laila Ulao
The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition seeks to discover, encourage, and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. The works are narrative features that articulate Filipino identity and culture in digital format.
Cinemalaya 2017 will be held on August 3-14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls Cinemas.
To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of 127 full feature independent films and 106 short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.