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When pain demands to be felt

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Since its Manila premiere in 2016, during the World Premieres Film Festival, where it bagged the Special Festival Prize for its Universal Social Values and the Best Actress award for June Lojong, "Beautiful Pain" (originally titled "Redha") has since traveled the world, eventually being Malaysia's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
The film is a family drama that deals with the subject of autism, and tells the struggles of Alina (Lojong) and Razlan (Namron), as they come to terms with the discovery that their son Danial has autism(played by two young actors HarithHaziq and Izzy Reef). Marking her directorial debut, Malaysian filmmaker Tunku Mona Riza attacks the subject of autism with empathy, bringing to light a mental issue that is commonly misunderstood.
As "Beautiful Pain" returns to the Philippines for its theatrical run, PLM Film Society spoke with Tunku Mona Riza to know more about the film, and the journey …

LUC BESSON’S LATEST ADVENTURE FILM “VALERIAN” IS GREATEST VISUAL EXPERIENCE SINCE “AVATAR”

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At the heels of global epic adventure hits “Avatar” and “Star Wars” comes Luc Besson’s spectacular high-speed adventure film “Valerian” based on the acclaimed bestselling graphic-novel series “Valerian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, first published in 1967. Powered by the imagination of Besson, “Valerian” takes audiences on an unforgettable intergalactic adventure.

Taking on the title role as “Valerian” is talented and acclaimed actor Dane Dehaan starring alongside model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne as Laureline. “Valerian” is set in the not-so-distant future, 28th century where we see the lead characters Valerian and Laureline working together with a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense (Oscar and Grammy-award winning composer Herbie Hancock), the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha — an ever-expand…

CHARLIZE THERON STARS IN HYPERKINETIC ACTION FILM “ATOMIC BLONDE”

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Charlize Theron suits up as the most lethal of assassins in “Atomic Blonde”, a breakneck action-thriller that follows Theron’s Agent Lorraine Broughton, considered as MI6’s most skilled agent in the midst of a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.

Directed by acclaimed David Leitch, filmmaker behind hits such as “John Wick” films and the director of the upcoming “Deadpool 2”, “Atomic Blonde” is also based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City” by Anthony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart.

In a story by Deadline.com, Director David Leitch details why he decided to do the movie, “The noir nature of the novel was very interesting, and there’s a graphic sensibility I really loved,”

Set in 1989 on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is sent to Berlin to take down an espionage ring that has killed an agent for unknown reasons. Will…