July 27, 2012

Aparisyon Gala Night

Yesterday at CCP, I attended Aparisyo's Gala Night with my friend Star and her family. Honey and her better half, Arnold, were there, too. Unfortunately we were not able to see each other because the place is packed with fans, sponsors, press and stars of this movie.

Aparisyon is set in the pre-Martial Law days of the Philippines. The story tackles a very sensitive  psychological drama that has never been featured in Philippine movies.  The characters are contemplative nuns played by powerhouse cast, namely, Jodi Sta. Maria, Mylene Dizon, Raquel Villavicencio, Rustica Carpio and opera legend Fides Cuyugan-Asensio. 

I was more afraid and shocked with the storyline, I thought I was not going to cry; and yet I did. Tears fell off my eyes with Jodie and Mylene's confrontational scene. The director was able to convey   the pain, sorrow and hatred without the two actresses throwing  hurtful words at each other.

Star is one of the supporting characters as a nun, too. Knowing that Star is comedic in real life, I was waiting for her to crack up a joke in the movie. And the director gave a bit of that star "patawa" scene. The audience clapped and laughed at Star's simple but funny line. I'm not going to ruin it for you. Just watch it. 

Aparisyon is a Cinemalaya New Breed Full-Length Feature Category finalist. Directed and written by Vincent Sandoval, who flew straight from New New York for the casting and production of the film. I hope to see more of his directorial, as well as written projects in the future.


  1. IKAW na, the BEST ka my joyful JOY!!!

    I would like to personally thank you for the TRUE friendship na ipinadarama at ipinakikita mo sa'kin, pati ang pamilya ko hindi na iba turing sa'yo. Kaya hindi ka nawawaglit sa aking PUSO.

    Friends for keeps always, love you & may GOD give you all the BEST in life! mwaah

    1. Star, I know friendship when it's for keeps...labyu!

  2. This is what I like about indie film.. totoo ang drama, makatotohanan.. steady lang.
    Galing niya talaga! Level up! Congrats to Star!


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