"Rome and Juliet" makes a return engagement in Robinsons Galleria

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Mar 8, 2007
In the film Rome & Juliet, Juliet (Andrea del Rosario) lies in a coma while her mother (played by Tessie Tomas) weeps for her.

After its sensational Valentine's week box office performance, Cinema One Originals' Rome & Juliet gets an encore theatrical run starting March 7 at the Robinsons Galleria's IndieSine Theater.

Starring the daring Mylene Dizon and Andrea del Rosario, Rome & Juliet was one of the seven chosen entries in last year's Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival. It also stars Rafael Rosell, Mico Palanca, Liza Dino, Glydel Mercado and featuring Ms. Tessie Tomas. The film garnered both acclaim and talks of controversy for its intriguing plotline which

involved themes of lesbianism.

This digital movie directed by Connie S.A. Macatuno revolves around the idea that love knows no rules. Juliet (Andrea), a conservative pre-school teacher hires Rome (Mylene), a liberated wedding planner, for her nuptials. In the course of their wedding preparations, they develop a romance that becomes a huge scandal after Juliet's groom (Rafael) and their families discover their affair. Not long after, Juliet is driven away by her parents and gets into an accident that puts her in a coma. Tracing the reasons and depths why two women fell unexpectedly in love make Rome & Juliet a romance that is both touching and thought provoking.

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Mylene Dizon won a Best Actress trophy in the Cinema One Originals Digital Movie Festival awarding ceremony held November last year. Co-star Andrea Del Rosario also impressed movie watchers and observers and was nominated for Best Actress at the 4th Golden Screen Awards. The movie also got major category nominations in the upcoming 2007 Star Awards for Movies such as Movie Actress of the Year for Andrea del Rosario, Movie Director of the Year for Connie S.A. Macatuno, and Digital Movie of the Year.

Its first successful two-week theatrical run at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East and at Robinsons Place Ermita Manila preceded this return theatrical engagement showing at the Robinsons Galleria.

Rome & Juliet returns to Robinsons Galleria starting March 7. Rome & Juliet was produced by Creative Programs, Inc. through its annual Cinema One Originals project. Rome & Juliet will also be shown in Iloilo and Bacolod after its theatrical run in Robinsons Galleria this March.

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Trailer courtesy of Cinema One

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