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Nora Aunor shines in 3 films at 11th Cinemalaya

/ 07:15 PM August 06, 2015
NORA Aunor feels it’s important for the world to know what happened in Tacloban.  She topbills Director Brillante Mendoza's "Taklub," a film on Typhoon Yolanda. photo by TROY ESPIRITU

NORA Aunor feels it’s important for the world to know what happened in Tacloban. She topbills Director Brillante Mendoza’s “Taklub,” a film on Typhoon Yolanda. photo by TROY ESPIRITU

Superstar and multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor stars in three films showing at the 11th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition on August 7-15, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Greenbelt 3. These are “Taklub,” “Dementia” and “Kinabukasan.”

The award winning “Taklub” by Brillante Mendoza will open Cinemalaya on August 7, 7pm at the CCP Main Theater. “Taklub” is a story of three major characters–Bebeth, Larry and Erwin, whose lives intertwine after the Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name “Yolanda”) ravaged the city of Tacloban–leaving survivors to search for their dead, while keeping their sanity intact, and protecting what little faith there may be.

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Aunor plays Bebeth who searches for the remains of her three children in the hope that any identified records could match a DNA test from those buried at the mass grave.

Julio Diaz is Larry who has lost his wife and consoles himself by joining a group of devout Catholics carrying a life-size cross around the city. Aaron Rivera is Erwin, who together with his elder brother tries to hide the truth of their parents’ death from their little sister.

The much-acclaimed “Dementia” by Perci Intalan has Aunor playing the role of a woman dealing with early onset of dementia. But is it really dementia or is there something really haunting her? Jasmine Curtis Smith, Yul Servo, Bing Loyzaga, Chynna Ortaleza and Althea Vega appear with Aunor in this film that won awards and nominations at both local and foreign film festivals.

“Dementia” will be shown on August 11, 6:15 p.m. at the CCP Little Theater.

Aunor plays an older woman moving on from a painful loss in the short film “Kinabukasan (The Day After)” by Adolfo Alix. A link from the past appears—a young man who has questions that she must help him find answers for.

Rosanna Roces and Alden Richards co-star in this film. “Kinabukasan” will be screened on August 8, 3:30 pm at the CCP Little Theater.

NORA Aunor in “Dementia”

NORA Aunor in “Dementia”. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

Aunor was named Best Actress in Cinemalaya 2014 for her performance in “Hustisya” in the Directors Showcase category.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of 118 full feature independent films and 96 short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased more than 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.

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For screening schedules of Cinemalaya, visit www.cinemalaya.org, www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the Cinemalaya facebook page. TVJ

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