‘Si Chedeng at Si Apple’ hits cinemas starting June 22
The road trip adventure comedy film “Si Chedeng At Si Apple,” starring two of Philippine cinema’s most beautiful actresses — Gloria Diaz and Elizabeth Oropesa — will be shown in cinemas starting June 22 as part of Cine Lokal’s celebration of pride and diversity this LGBT month.
Catch Si Chedeng at si Apple directed by Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red as part of Cine Lokal’s #PelikuLAYA starting June 22-28 in all 8 SM Cinemas of Cine Lokal.#CineLokal https://t.co/oIgr7sosin pic.twitter.com/prUFXpOR1iADVERTISEMENT
— Cine Lokal (@CineLokal) June 18, 2018
Diaz and Oropoesa reunite to give a fresh and fun narrative in this Cinema One Originals entry as part of the weeklong “PelikuLAYA sa Cine Lokal: An LGBT Film Festival,” led by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in partnership with different LGBTQ organizations.
Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, first teamed up with La Oropesa, 1999’s grand slam best actress, in “Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa” in 1974.
In “Si Chedeng at si Apple,” their exceptional tandem takes moviegoers to a new adventure that centers on friendship, self-discovery, and finding true love.
Two elderly women become accidental criminals after Chedeng (Gloria) decides to come out of the closet after her husband’s death just as Apple (Elizabeth) beheads her live-in partner.
The best friends then embark on an exciting road trip to find their heart’s desires.
“Si Chedeng At Si Apple” is directed by young filmmakers Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red, best known as the screenwriter of the award-winning films “Patay Na Si Hesus” and “Birdshot,” respectively.
Moviegoers of all ages can relate to the film’s overall self-discovery and liberation theme.
“It’s about freedom from whatever you need to unshackle yourself from, taking control of your own life, [and] learning to fight for what you want.” shared its directors. The story, they said, aims to depict that “coming out shouldn’t be gloomy and bleak.”
The movie had its international premiere at Europe’s largest filmfest dedicated to Asian cinema, the 20th Far East Film Festival, in Udine, Italy last April.
It was also recently shown at the Seattle International Film Festival and is set to be screened at Frameline’s 2018 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival this month.
In last year’s Cinema One Originals, “Si Chedeng At Si Apple” won best supporting actress for Mae Paner and also earned a special jury citation “for its humorous critique on Filipino macho culture and discourse on the emancipation of gender and age.”
The film’s lead actresses Gloria and Elizabeth got Best Actress nominations at the Gawad Urian 2018. Gloria also got nominated for Best Actress at the 66th Famas Awards.
Catch “Si Chedeng At Si Apple” on Cine Lokal at SM Manila, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Southmall, and SM Bacoor from June 22 to 28. /vvp
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