the highly acclaimed horror movie Yanggaw
at IndieSine, Robinsons Galleria from July 29 to August 4, 2009.
This Cinema One Original horror movie is written and directed by Richard Somes. It stars acclaimed and multi-awarded actors such as Ronnie Lazaro, Joel Torre and Tetchie Agbayani and features a breakthrough performance by newcomer Aleera Montalla. Its storyline is deeply rooted on family values and family life.
Yanggaw is arguably the first Cinema One movie to tackle the dark side of a family trying to confront and exorcise its own problems.
Direk Richard recalls that when he wrote the movie's story approximately four years ago, he wanted Yanggaw to forego the clannish, grounded or sentimental attitude a family has over a member who has become a burden.
"Yanggaw is my statement to society. Yanggaw is a metaphor of addiction, bad deeds or problems a family member does na naapektuhan ang family niya. An example is a prodigal member whose existence is already dark that he or she is unwanted already by his or her own family. Yanggaw will show what will happen to a family who has this type of a member. Kadalasan kasi sa pamilya kahit anong mangyari tanggap pa rin ang ganitong member. Disagreeable iyon, e. So ang isang member na bulok ang existence, if a family will keep him or her, the entire family will fall apart. Kung tutuusin mali iyon."
Direk Richard points out: "I want viewers to see na sa pamilya rin, mayroong hangganan sa ganitong klaseng family member, anak man or magulang. Compromises have to be done."
Yanggaw's story is about a simple family with an extraordinary problem. This family resides in a far-flung province where dark myths and superstitious beliefs still rule. Their lives became complex when their youngest daughter (played by Aleera Montalla) is stricken with an illness no doctor could cure or diagnose. Suddenly they realize she is already...na-ya-yanggaw, slowly transforming into an aswang.
Yanggaw will be screened at Robinsons Galleria IndieSine from July 29 to August 4, 2009.