After 26 years, a classic film of Maricel Soriano and Richard Gomez was digitally remastered to preserve it for future generations.
Maricel candidly recalled her favorite scene with leading man Richard when they did the 1992 movie Ikaw Pa Lang Ang Minahal.
"Yung eksena na kinakantahan niya ako. Mahirap maiyak sa kaligayahan pero naiyak ako," revealed the Diamond Star during the premiere of the digitally restored version of Ikaw Pa Lang Ang Minahal held in Trinoma.
This family drama is being screened as part of "Cinema Classics" that will run until April 24 in Trinoma and Greenbelt cinemas.
The weeklong restored film exhibition will also feature two other Richard Gomez movies namely Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit and Kapag Langit Ang Humatol.
Other films to be screened include Mike de Leon’s Kakabakaba Ka Ba and Rory Quintos’ Sa Aking Mga Kamay, Joyce Bernal’s Don’t Give Up On Us, Danny Zialcita’s Langis at Tubig, Ruel Bayani’s One More Try, Carlos Siguion Reyna’s Ligaya ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin, and Olivia Lamasan’s The Mistress.
“Cinema Classics” is part of ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project’s advocacy dubbed as “Sagip Pelikula,” which aims to preserve Philippine cinematic legacy by locally restoring classic Filipino films and make it available to the general public via different platforms.
* All photos by Mark Atienza