Regine Velasquez leads Cinema One fest’s star-studded lineup
Regine Velasquez returns to acting by way of Nigel Santos’ “Yours Truly, Shirley,” one of eight official entries in the 2019 edition of the Cinema One Originals Film Festival.
She was last seen in a leading role on the big screen in Joyce Bernal’s 2012 rom-com “Of All the Things,” where she costarred with Aga Muhlach.
The singer-actress, who plays a widow in her entry, is one of the indie showcase’s biggest draws on its 15th year.
Aside from Regine, other stars gracing this year’s lineup include JM de Guzman and Alessandra de Rossi (in Natts Jadaone, Victor Villanueva and Dan Villegas’ “Lucid”), Jana Agoncillo and Cherie Gil (Eve Baswell’s “Tia Madre”), JC Santos and Jane Oineza (Denise O’Hara’s “Tayo Muna Habang Hindi Pa Tayo”), and Jasmine Curtis Smith (Kevin Dayrit’s “O”).
Completing the lineup are JE Tiglao’s “Metamorphosis,” Giancarlo Abrahan’s “Sila-Sila,” and Dustin Celestino and Dustin Uy’s “Utopia.”
Film buffs will also be treated to screenings of acclaimed foreign films, like Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” Hirokazu Koreeda’s “The Truth,” Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes,” Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s “The Father,” Karim Ainouz’s “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao,” Celine Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Xavier Dolan’s “Matthias and Maxime,” and the festival’s opening film, Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse.”
Cinema One begins its 11-day run today until Nov. 17, with screenings in Glorietta, Power Plant, Gateway, Trinoma and Ayala Malls Manila Bay, as well as in Vista Cinema Iloilo, Evia, Cinema Centenario, Cinema ‘76, Black Maria, UP Cine Adarna and the FDCP Cinematheque Manila. —RITO P. ASILO
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