November 07, 2016 01:16 AM
‘Apocalypse Child’ goes to Iloilo on November 12
“Apocalypse Child,” a sexy drama about a man’s search for love, himself and his father, is turning out to be the most requested, most sought-after Filipino independent film of the year.
The movie is now on its second week in selected Metro Manila cinemas. And, because of insistent public demand, the movie will be screened at the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Cinematheque in Iloilo on November 12.
“Apocalypse Child” stars Sid Lucero as Ford, a surfing instructor in Baler, who must give lessons to Serena (Gwen Zamora), the fiancee of his best friend, Rich (RK Bagatsing).
At the same time, Ford must deal with unresolved romantic ties with a young student, Fiona (Annicka Dolonius), and an impending DNA test—brokered by his mom Chona (Ana Abad Santos) and Rich—to prove that he is the son of American director Francis Ford Copolla.
Ever since the film opened in cinemas last October 26, it has getting positive feedback on social media. “Awesome,” “beautiful,” and “filled with great performances,” “stellar acting” are just a few of the words viewers have used to describe “Apocalypse Child.”
The movie got SRO screenings at the Century Mall Cinema in Makati, and at Gateway in Cubao where it is on its second-week run.
More cinema enthusiasts will get to see “Apocalypse Child” as it spreads its magic at the November 12 screening at FDCP Cinematheque, Iloilo (located on the Ground Floor of the B&C Building in Iloilo City, tel. 033 335 0543).
“Apocalypse Child” producer Monster Jimenez invites interested groups to partner with them in organizing screenings in venues in and outside of Metro Manila. As Monster reiterated on her Twitter, “It takes more than a week to let this goodwill to spread.”
“Apocalypse Child” received four awards at the 3rd QCinema International Filmfest: Best Director for Mario Cornejo, Best Supporting Actress for Annicka Dolonius, Technical Excellence in Editing for Lawrence Ang, and Best Film. The movie also earned acting nominations for all the major cast from the Urian Awards and the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Luna Awards. It won Best Supporting Actress recognition for Ana Abad Santos from both the Urian and FAP.
The Cinema Evalutaion Board (CEB) gave “Apocalypse Child” a grade of “A,” entitling the film to a 100-percent tax rebate.
For inquiries about “Apocalypse Child” screenings, send a message to the Apocalyspe Child Facebook page. For updates, check out Apocalypse Child on Facebook, @apocachildmovie on Twitter, and @apocalyspechildmovie on Instagram.