LOOK: ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ comes to life with 19th century-style portraits
Philippine history will have another live re-imagining with Jerrold Tarog’s “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral.”
“Goyo” is the sequel to the historical biopic “Heneral Luna.” Both are directed by Jerrold Tarog.
Gregorio del Pilar, nicknamed “Goyo,” was one of the youngest generals during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. He was a loyal protege of Emilio Aguinaldo.
To promote the movie, characters portraits were revealed with a dated 19th-century look.
Paulo Avelino plays the young general; his boyish good looks have earned him the title “Baeyani.”
Reprising their roles as historical figures are Mon Confiado (Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo), Epy Quizon (Apolinario Mabini), and Benjamin Alves (Manuel L. Quezon).
Rafa Siguion-Reyna steps up as Goyo’s brother Julian del Pilar.
The general’s love interests include Emilio Aguinaldo’s sister Felicidad (Empress Schuck) and his last love Remedios Nable Jose (Gwen Zamora).
The film is produced by Fernando Ortigas and E.A. Rocha, and premieres in 2018. /ra
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