Gender-sensitive films to be screened again for one day

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Mar 30, 2007
Real-life couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo star in Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, hailed as Most-Gender Sensitive Film for 2006.

The Quezon City Film Development Commission, in coordination with SM North EDSA, has subsidized the whole day screening of most-gender-sensitive film awardees at the SM North Edsa cinemas today, March 30.

The special screenings will be held at the SAAN-SM North EDSA the Block Cinema 2 & 3.

Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, the 2006 awardee, will be shown on Cinema 3 at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m. This romantic comedy stars real-life couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo. It is about their quirky love story made more complicated by the interference of their in-laws.

Blue Moon (awardee for 2005) will be at Cinema 2, at 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The story revolves around an aging Manuel (Eddie Garcia) and his search for his lost love named Corazon. However, there were actually two ladies named Corazon in Manuel's life: the nurse whom Manuel married after World War II, and the spunky girl who was Manuel's first love in 1938. The blossoming of young love between the dashing young Manuel (Mark Herras) and the two Corazons (Jennylyn Mercado and Pauleen Luna) in the ‘40s is counterpointed with the dying Manuel's search for his one true love in the present day.

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Aishite Imasu (awardee for 2004), will be screened at Cinema 2, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Set in war-torn San Nicolas in December 1941, the townsfolk are unaware that war is nearly upon them. Inya (Judy Ann) is a lovely young lady who has just married her childhood sweetheart Edilberto (Raymart Santiago) and they're excited about starting a new family. Ignacio (Dennis Trillo) is Inya's bestfriend, a gay man who has been in love with the handsome Edilberto for years. Watch how the arrival of the Japanese throws the town in chaos.

Homecoming (awardee for 2003) will be screened at Cinema 3, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. The movie tells the story of Abigael Edades (Alessandra de Rossi) who returns to her hometown after a five-year stint as a nurse in Canada. Her town mates welcome her as a hero but she becomes a pariah when is diagnosed with SARS and contaminates her brother Noel (Bryan Homecillo).

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There will be a 50-centavo discount on the tickets. In addition, the Quezon City Film Development Commission (which serves under Mayor Sonny Belmonte and Vice-Mayor Herbert Bautista), will hold an essay writing contest (under the English and Tagalog categories) on why the films to be screened are gender-sensitive. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of P10,000 while the runner-up gets P5,000.

For more details, contact 4330235.

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