Mr. C makes consuming art enjoyable
Esteemed musician-composer Ryan Cayabyab, who won the best musical score award at the recent Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for his work on the screen musical “Ang Larawan,” said there’s no greater reward than seeing viewers sing and hum on their way out of the cinemas.
“‘Uwi na tayo la-la-la! Saan na tayo kakain? Nagugutom na ako, la-la-la.’ Moments like those only show that the people had a happy experience; there’s a lighthearted feeling,” he told the Inquirer.
Art for joy
Cayabyab, who last won the same honor at the 1993 MMFF for the drama “Kung Mawawala Ka Pa,” believes that when one makes consuming art enjoyable, everything else follows—“all the underpinnings and layers, baon-baon na nila ’yun.”
“The film is not only entertaining,” he said of “Ang Larawan,” which also won best picture. “It will also make you think.”—ALLAN POLICARPIO