"Rome and Juliet" to be screened on Valentine's Day


Mylene Dizon (left) won Best Actress in the Cinema One Originals digital film competition last November 2006 for playing a lesbian lover to Andrea del Rosario (right) in Rome and Juliet.


Watch a different kind of date movie on Valentine's Day!

Seeking to offer diversity in Philippine cinema, Cinema One Originals treats moviegoers to a different kind of date movie when the digital film Rome and Juliet opens on February 14 at the IndieSine theater of Robinsons Galleria Movieworld.

Starring Mylene Dizon and Andrea del Rosario as straight women who plunge into unconventional affairs, this indie gem directed by Connie Macatuno revolves around the idea "Love knows no rules." It traces the unpredictable romantic journey of two women and confronts issues concerning taboo affairs and sexual norms.

When conservative pre-school teacher Juliet (Andrea) hires Rome (Mylene), a liberated wedding planner for her nuptials, they become close and develop a romance that becomes a huge scandal after the groom (Rafael Rosell) and their families discover their affair. Not long after, Juliet is driven away by her parents and becomes victim of an accident that puts her in a coma. Together, Rome and Juliet face and withstand the trials that come with their unconventional relationship.

During the 2006 Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festivals last November, Rome and Juliet brought home important awards such as the Best Actress Award for Mylene Dizon and the Best Production Design for Gerry Santos' wonderful and realistic setting. The film was also selected to have an exhibition at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for this year. It received excellent reviews from the selection panel because of its very good image quality, solid story, and believable performances.

This digital film also stars Rafaell Rosell, Mico Palanca, Lui Villaruz, Joshua Deocareza, Glydel Mercado, CJ Mercado, and Tessie Tomas.

Rome and Juliet is produced by Creative Programs Incorporated thru the Cinema One Originals Digital Movie project.

Screening Dates: February 14 - 20, 2007

Venue: IndieSine, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City

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