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Solar Pictures showing "Paglipay" and "Pauwi na" from Aug 16-22

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SOLAR PICTURES is showing Paglipay and Pauwi Na from August16-22, 2017 as part of the Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino.


PAUWI NA
By Paolo Villlauna

Pauwi Na (PEDICAB) follows a pedicab driver, his sharp-tongued wife, their petty thief son, a blind, pregnant young woman – who happens to see Jesus Christ – and a dog named Kikay. This is the story of a family on a journey from poverty in the city to an imagined paradise in the countryside.

Broke, desperate, and with little more than the clothes on their backs, the family decides to pedal their way thousands of miles on rickshaws in a tragicomic exodus to the green fields of the provinces.

With a powerhouse cast led by Philippine cinematic icons BembolRoco (Manila By Night, Lino Brocka) and Cherry Pie Picache (Foster Child, Brillante Mendoza), and directed by noted Filipino filmmaker Paolo Villaluna, PEDICAB is a quirky road trip whose unapologetic look at family, class, poverty and faith “reminds one of the overriding role of art—to be a ch…

AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ EXCLUSIVE “A FAMILY MAN” IS A TIMELY OFFERING FOR FAMILIES ON AUG. 23

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Action and blockbuster star Gerard Butler stars in his latest passion project “A Family Man” that tackles the under-explored world of corporate headhunting with characters confronting relatable and universal challenges: “the balance between work and family, husband and wife dynamics, the father and son relationship, losing a job and finding a job.”

Opening exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Trinoma and Greenbelt 1 screens starting August 23, “A Family Man” is a family drama that deals with real-life dilemmas. A simple, elegant and classic throwback movie about a deeply touching father and son relationship.

Dane’s (Butler) journey is predominantly framed through his relationship with Ryan, which is constantly transforming over the course of the film. Producer Craig Flores described the wide search that went into Ryan’s casting: “We reviewed hundreds of self-tapes and auditions from all around the world to find the right kid. Very tough decisions were made, but we ultimately discovered t…

FILMMAKERS DISCUSS WHAT MAKES “PATAY NA SI HESUS” SO ALIVE

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No one gets crucified in the new satirical comedy “Patay na si Hesus.” Well, no one or nothing except Pinoy cinema's tired cliches, our outdated biases, predictable expectations and actors' over-the-top performances.
The latter gets skewered by the cast's purposely deadpan dialogue delivery – led by the effortless Jaclyn Jose – rendering punchlines funnier, the stabs more razor-sharp.  Did we mention that most of the lines are in Cebuano? How more eccentric can this film get?
“Patay na si Hesus,” which opens in Philippine cinemas August 16 as part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, is a quirky look at a family's roadtrip from Cebu to Dumaguete, en route to the wake of its estranged father, the titular Hesus.
Jose plays Iyay, the feisty mother to a brood of three: Hubert, who has Down Syndrome; Jude, a lovesick trans man; and Jay, who is living the bum life.  One unplanned detour comes after another, each pushing this family closer to confronting the past and figuring ou…