Below are the movies to be shown in the Director’s Showcase:
SYNOPSIS: A foul-mouthed woman (Nora Aunor) fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices – to be a victim, or a victimizer. She makes her choice.
CAST: Nora Aunor / Rocco Nacino / Sunshine Dizon / Rosanna Roces / Gardo Versoza / Chynna Ortaleza / and Romnick Sarmenta
2. THE JANITOR
SYNOPSIS: Crisanto Espina (Dennis Trillo), a cop on suspension and under investigation, is tasked to eliminate the suspects involved in a bank robbery/massacre that shocked the whole nation.
CAST: Dennis Trillo / Derek Ramsay / Richard Gomez / Raymond Bagatsing / Alex Vincent Medina / Jerald Napoles / Nicco Manalo / Ricky Davao / Irma Adlawan / Sunshine Garcia / and LJ Reyes
SYNOPSIS: In the middle of the preparation for Taong Putik Festival, a young man penniless and in love, takes on a drug courier job that goes terribly wrong. To save him, his mother now makes the most difficult decision of her life.
CAST: Aiko Melendez / Gabby Eigenmann / Miggs Cuaderno / Rochelle Pangilinan / Rita De Guzman / Jak Roberto / and Jake Vargas
Starring: Benjie Felipe / Madeleine Nicolas / Tabs Sumulong / Anna Cabrega / and Girlie Maita Ejercito
KASAL (THE COMMITMENT) is a slice of life drama of a gay couple whose resolve to stay together is challenged as they attend a wedding. It also is an examination on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society.
CAST: Arnold Reyes / Oliver Aquino / Rita Avila / Maureen Mauricio / Ruby Ruiz / Rener Concepcion / Ron Cieno / Ray-an Dulay / Sue Prado / Chloe Carpio / Kimmy Maclang / May-I Fabros / Luis Ruiz / Christine Florendo
5. HARI NG TONDO
SYNOPSIS: A grandfather on the brink of bankruptcy and brings his grandchildren back to the community that made and shaped him, only to find out the place is no longer the same.
CAST: Robert Arevalo / Liza Lorena / Rez Cortez / Aiza Seguerra / Cris Villonco / Ciara Sotto / Rafa Siguion-Reyna / Lui Manansala / Gian Magdangal / Lorenz Martinez / Menggie Cobarrubias / Carlos Canlas / Mark Tayag / Raul Montesa / Jelson Bay / Hans Eckstein / Gino Ramirez
With the Special Participation of: Eric Quizon / Ali Sotto / Audie Gemora
For updated film schedules, like the Cinemalaya X Facebook page.
The Festival will run from August 2-10, 2014 at the following:
1. CCP Theaters (Roxas Blvd., Pasay City); and
2. Ayala Cinemas in Metro Mannila (Trinoma, Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, and Fairview Terraces)!
Photos, film synopses, and casts are sourced from the Cinemalaya X Facebook page.