By Rito P. Asilo
“Esprit De Corps,” a Cinema One entry set during martial law that follows two student cadets and their senior officer in the Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), is notable not only because it is based on the first play director Kanakan-Balintagos (“Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros”) wrote at age 17, but also because it casts exciting young comers, Sandino Martin (as Private Abel), Lharby Policarpio (as Private Cain) and JC Santos (as Maj. Mac Favila), in crucial roles.
Filipino filmmaker Anna Isabelle Matutina’s “Magdalena” is competing in the Asian Vision section of the Taiwan International Film Festival, which will be held from Oct. 9 to 19. The docu, shown at the Wiesbaden (Germany) film fest last year, focuses on a traditional midwife who struggles to make ends meet and care for a pregnant daughter who’s afflicted with leukemia.
Cinema One celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert at the SM Aura Mall in Taguig City at 8 p.m. this Sunday.
Cable channel Cinema One will premiere the award-winning crime thriller “On the Job,” tonight, Sunday, at 8.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
After a well-received premiere last December at Greenbelt’s MyCinema, the First Inquirer Indie Bravo! Film Festival is going on tour, with screenings scheduled at the Film Development Council of the Philippines Cinematheques in Zamboanga, Davao, Baguio and Iloilo.