Cinema One Originals 2018: Everything you need to know

Oct 4, 2018
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Cinema One Originals returns for its 14th year with the tagline "I Am Original." The film festival, which will run from October 12 to 21, 2018, is set to unveil nine (9) new feature films for its main line-up.


'A Short History of a Few Bad Things' by Keith Deligero 
In the southern Philippine city of Cebu, a troubled detective struggles to solve a series of grisly killings, while a deep conspiracy works to keep the truth just out of his reach.  

'Asuang' by Raynier Brizuela 
#ASUANG, the God of Sins, was once a ruthless and fickle God of Bicol, but now he is a loner and a loser who has no place in the world that is overrun by sinful human beings. He resorted to social media to regain his former glory and fame but to no avail. On his track to retirement, he was approached by the Seers to help them stop Armageddon. Along with a group of sinful misfits, Asuang will go on a quest, against his nature, to help mankind... Or so he think he will.

• 'Bagyong Bheverlyn' by Charliebebs Gohetia
Three months after her break-up with her boyfriend of 4 years, Bheverlynn conjures her sadness through a strong typhoon that can only be beaten by achieving genuine happiness. Will she manage to move-on and save the Philippines from this threat? 

• 'Double Twisting Double Back' by Joseph Abello 
The film tells the story of a male Gymnast diagnosed with mental disorder.

• 'Never Tear Us Apart' by Whammy Alcarazen 
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An aging spy, his delusional wife, and promiscuous son are driven into madness as they confront the terrors caused by the monster known as The Shadow 

• 'Hospicio' by Bobby Bonifacio
After surviving what seems to be a drug-related incident that left her sister, LIAN, in a coma, LESLIE, a budding 20-something artist, is left in deep grief. With great guilt, Leslie is forced by her parents to go to a rehabilitation facility to recover from her drug dependency. As Leslie stays longer, she gets to uncover even more mysteries and secrets. She would later realize that the promised change is actually more sinister than it seems, and she has to do something before it’s too late.

• 'Mamu; And a Mother Too' by Rod Singh
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Mamu, a middle-aged transgender sex worker is pitted into a life-changing circumstance when her transgender niece, Bona, is orphaned. She then finds herself to become a surrogate mother to a young woman who is herself on the cusp of discovering her own sexuality.

• 'Paglisan' by Carl Papa
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Crisanto is a middle-aged movie star who is suddenly afflicted with early onset Alzheimer’s and finds himself living in seclusion with  a wife, Dolores, whose own unhappiness has becoming a sort of affliction, too. 

• 'Pang MMK' by John Lapus
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Being the legitimate son, Janus was given the stressful responsibility to take care of his father’s funeral. With the presence of a senator, constant phone calls from his mother (who was in the United States), and the conflict between his scandalous sister and his father’s mistress; the funeral became dramatic, chaotic, and hilarious. Pang MMK is about one’s strength of character, overcoming adversities, and facing them head strong!



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Ang Mga Turo ng Gabi (2018)
• "3021" by Edmund Telmo
• "Ang mga Turo ng Gabi" by Christian Rae Villanueva
• "As Time Flows" by Annika Yanez
• "Ketchup" by Denise Dar Juan
• "Nangungupahan" by Glenn Barit
• "Para kay James" by Steven Paul Evangelio
• "Pulangui" by Fiola Bagane
• "The Last Order" by Joji Alonso
• "To Remain is to Have Been Left" by Pam Miras
• "Wag Mo Akong Kausapin" by Josef Gacutan
• "Walay Humayad sa Tanglad" by Neil Angelo Briones
• "Wall" by Jazz Sol

• "Manila is Full of Men Named Boy" by Andrew Stephen Lee

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A Star Is Born (2018)

Festival head Ronald Arguelles announced in a Facebook post that this year's opening film will be 'A Star Is Born' directed by Bradley Cooper. The film, which stars Cooper and Lady Gaga, is the remake of a 1954 Judy Garland musical of the same name. Opening ceremonies will be held on October 9, 2018 at Gateway Cineplex.

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Whitney (2018)
Special screening of acclaimed foreign titles. 

• “Ash is Purest White” (Jia Zhang-Ke, China)
• “Girl” (Lukas Dhont, Belgium)
• “The Heiresses” (Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay)
• “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (Desiree Akhavan, US)
• “The Poet and The Boy” (Kim Yang-hee, South Korea)
• “Whitney” (Kevin Macdonald, US)

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Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo (1976)
The 1977 Dolphy comedy 'Omeng Satanasia' and 'Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo' starring Nora Aunor will both have its premiere at Cinema One Originals in partnership with the ABS-CBN Film Restoration's Sagip Pelikula campaign. 

Other participating restored films include 'Nunal Sa Tubig,' 'Sa Init ng Apoy,' 'Ikaw Pa Lang ang Minahal,' 'Got 2 Believe,' 'Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara,' 'Dekada '70,' 'Anak,' 'May Minamahal.'


The festival will be held at the following venues: Trinoma, Gateway Cineplex, Glorietta 4, Santolan Town Plaza, Powerplant Mall, SM Megamall, SM Manila, SM Sta. Mesa, SM North EDSA, Black Maria Cinema, Cinema '76 (Anonas and San Juan), Cinema Centenario, Cinematheque Centre Manila, and UP Cine Adarna.


Festival and premium passes are now available at Kapamilya Tickets. Regular ticket prices are yet to be announced.

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Cinema One Originals is announcing its partnership with the local e-commerce website, which has a diverse range of Filipino products from gourmet to artisanal food and beverages; natural and organic wellness; books, paintings, bags, and more. 

These Filipino made products from the website will be sold during the festival, in its spirit of supporting local and independent content.


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Cinema One Originals 2018 schedule for Trinoma, Glorietta 4, Gateway Cineplex, Powetplant Mall (Santolan and Makati)
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 Cinema One Originals 2018 schedule for Cinema Centenario, Cinematheque Centre Manila, Cinema '76 (San Juan and Anonas), Black Maria Cinema, Cine Adarna

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Cinema One Originals 2018 schedule for SM Cinemas (North EDSA, Megamall, Manila, and Sta. Mesa)

PHOTO CREDITS: Cinema One Originals, ABS-CBN Film Restoration, Warner Bros. Pictures

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