Hari ng Tondo BlogCon : Cinemalaya Director’s Showcase

Makati , Metro Manila- Philippines

The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival marking its 10th anniversary is a film competition and festival that aims to encourage the creation of new cinematic works by Filipino filmmakers.

Awards are also given in the Short Feature Category and the Directors Showcase.

Website: http://cinemalaya.org/about_cinemalaya.htm

An intimate group of bloggers and freelance writers were invited to a night hosted by Director Carlos Siguion -Reyna, Ms. Bibeth Orteza and some of the cast of the film.


 A grandfather Mr. Ricardo Villena (Robert Arevalo) on the verge of bankruptcy , on the same day he is told his granddaughter Anna’s (Cris Villonco) wedding is not pushing through and his grandson and namesake Ricky (Rafa Siguion-Reyna) is not graduating from college—again.  Anna has caught her fiancé with another woman while Ricky just wants to sing and compose songs. Ricardo believes his grandchildren’s weaknesses to battle life’s trials is caused by their sheltered lifestyle. To remedy this, the patriarch brings them to his birthplace, Tondo, where he owns a decrepit tenement housing called “Alapaap.” Away from their Forbes Park milieu, the grandchildren meet various people who will help mold their future.


group photo with some of the cast and bloggers

Performed by Mr. Robert Arevalo, Ms. Liza Lorena, Mr. Rez Cortez,Ms. Aiza Seguerra, Ms. Cris Villonco, Ms. Ciara Sotto, Mr. Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Mr. Lui Manansala,Mr. Gian Magdangal,Mr. Lorenz Martinez,Ms. Menggie Cobarrubias, Mr. Carlos Canlas,Mr. Mark Tayag,Mr. Raul Montesa,Mr. Jelson Bay, Mr. Hans Eckstein, Mr. Gino Ramirez, with the special participation of Mr. Eric Quizon, Ms.  Ali Sotto, and  Mr. Audie Gemora.


Sound Design by Albert Michael Idioma.
Original Music Score by Myke Salomon.
Art Direction by Rolly Carino.
Edited by Manet Dayrit.
Cinematography by Jay Abello.
Line Produced by Tess Fuentes, Ruth Racela.
Executive Producers are Francisco Tiu-Laurel, Jr. and Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

A presentation by Reynafilms, Inc. and Central Digital Labs, Inc. Produced and written by Bibeth Orteza. Directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

The schedule of film showings in major movie theaters in Metro Manila

Cinemalaya 2014 Official Screening Schedule for HARI NG TONDO: Aug 2 (Sat): 12:45pm CCP Little Theater 4:00pm TriNoma Cinema 4 Aug 3 (Sun): 1:30pm TriNoma Cinema 1 Aug 4 (Mon): 12:45pm CCP Main Theater 4:00pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4 4:00pm Alabang Town Center Cinema 4 Aug 5 (Tue): 1:30pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5 Aug 6 (Wed): 12:45pm CCP Multi-Purpose Hall (Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino) 6:15pm CCP Main Theater 9:00pm Fairview Terraces Cinema 5 Aug 7 (Thu): 4:00pm Fairview Terraces Cinema 5 6:15pm CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) Aug 8 (Fri): 10:00am CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) 6:30pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4 6:30pm Alabang Town Center Cinema 4 9:00pm TriNoma Cinema 1 Aug 9 (Sat): 3:30pm CCP Multi-Purpose Hall (Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino) 6:30pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5 9:00pm TriNoma Cinema 4


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