Cinemalaya will always be a joy to AC and I. We've been going every year for as long as I can remember. Today was even more special since the movie at 6pm had a personal invitation from Marlon Rivera. It was his directorial debut for his movie "And Babae sa Septic Tank."
Don't let the vintage feel of the poster fool you though, this movie was modernly brilliant. Written by Chris Martinez, it was serious and hilarious at the same time. Eugene Domingo is perfect here. Ang galing galing nya. As en. Wala akong masabi. I recommend this to anyone who wants to watch something other than mainstream teleserye turned into bigscreen fodder. I would like to describe the plot, but I don't think it'll do justice. Just please watch it and tell me what you think. I super loved it.
Congratulations Marlon! I don't know what to call you now. Direk na ba? Heeh. AC says he's like the Karl Lagerfeld of the Philippines. Let me expound, *deep breath* okay here we go: He's the President of the advertising agency Publicis Manila, he's also a brilliant fashion designer (loved his Holiday offering in Fashion Week), a florist (Blue Barn), a makeup artist, a stylist, a teacher, in other words a creative multi-tasker. I don't even know where he gets his energy to do all. But he does and excels in everything too. Congratulations again!
The theater was sold out.
But managed to save seats for AC and Alan.
And pre-show, while I was looking at the schedules, (I was there alone at first), someone kissed me on the cheek! It was Cibo (Michael, see, told you I have a tendency to create names), back from the U.S. staying for two weeks before leaving the country for good. =) super pleasant surprise! We always bump into each other in Cinemalaya, and since he was alone, and i had an extra ticket, I dragged him to watch the show with us na din.
Here are other Cinemalaya posters. is it me or are they better looking than big budgeted ones? Very graphic, very clean, very me.
I want to watch three more films if my schedule permits, as Cinemalaya runs through the whole week, and is also showing in Greenbelt 3. Zombadings is on Saturday at 1145 midnight at CCP and its the only screening. Maaaaaan.
Oh, and Cherry Pie, (close?) who had a hilarious cameo in the film. She's in this other film also called Isda, about a woman who gave birth to a fish. Should be indie-resting. (interesting, get it? Heeeeeeh.) tulog na nga ako.