Cinema One’s Halloween Offering…
“SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM LILIA CUNTAPAY”: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HORROR MOVIE EXTRA
Cinema One brings back the lovable “Dakilang Extra” Lilia Cuntapay through the award-winning “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” in a special theatrical run in SM Theaters this Halloween beginning October 31.
The critically acclaimed movie that won numerous awards in the seventh Cinema One Originals features Cuntapay’s life as an often disregarded old woman who portrays ghostly and sinister roles in various Filipino horror films. Writer-director Antoinette Jadaone’s directing style aims to show who Lilia Cuntapay is, outside her big horror façade. “This movie will definitely be about the heartbreaks and the joyous life of Lilia Cuntapay,” Jadaone said.
“I talked to Nanay Lilia and reminded her that in this film, she’s not a paranormal figure. She won’t show her finesse in horror but rather what she really is in real life. I infused some animations and surrealism in this movie, but it still remains truthful,” she added.
Cuntapay won the Best Actress award at the Cinema One Originals awards while the film won Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Audience Choice Award, Special Jury Prize and Best Supporting Actress for Geraldine Villamil.
“Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” is Jadaone’s first full-length feature. The film veers away from Cuntapay’s same-old-story role.
According to a review written by Karen of audreymagazine.com, “Six Degrees will have you laughing and feeling good throughout. Whether her portrayal in this mockumentary is just part of the show or not, Cuntapay comes off as very adorable, quirky, and imaginative.” Both the film and Cuntapay as a celebrity were big hits with the festival audience in Italy and South Korea.
Get to know the popular white lady behind most horror films on “Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay” showing in SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Sta. Mesa, and SM Bacoor beginning October 31.
Handog ng Cinema One Ngayong Halloween…
“SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM LILIA CUNTAPAY”: BUHAY NG ISANG EXTRA SA PELIKULA
Unang ipinalabas sa ika-pitong Cinema One Orginals Film Festival, ibinabalik ng Cinema One ang minahal na “Dakilang Extra” na si Lilia Cuntapay sa pamamagitan ng award-winning na “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” na ipapalabas sa mga SM Theaters simula October 31.
Ipinapakilala sa matagumpay na pelikula ang buhay ni Cuntapay bilang isang extra sa horror kung saan gumaganap siya bilang aswang at kung ano-ano pa. Ayon sa writer-director ng pelikula na si Antoinette Jadaone, nais niyang ipakita kung sino ba talaga si Cuntapay sa labas ng nakakatakot na makeup. “Tungkol ito sa ups and downs ng buhay ni Lilia,” ani Jadaone.
“Sinabi ko kay Nanay Lilia ng klaro na hindi siya gaganap bilang aswang o white lady dito sa halip ay gaganap siya bilang ang tunay na Lilia Cuntapay,” dagdag pa niya.
Napanalunan ni Cuntapay ang Best Actress award sa Cinema One Originals awards habang inuwi rin ng pelikula ang Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Audience Choice Award, Special Jury Prize at Best Supporting Actress para kay Geraldine Villamil.
Ang “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” ang unang full-length film ni Jadaone at ito rin ang unang beses na hindi gumanap si Cuntapay sa pelikulang katatakutan.
Ayon sa review na isinulat ni Karen ng audreymagazine.com, “Patatawanin at pasasayin ng Six Degrees ang mga manonood. Napaka-natural ng ipinakita rito ni Cuntapay at talaga namang nakaka-aya siya.” Naging matagumpay din ang pelikula sa film fests sa Italy at South Korea.
Kilalaning mabuti ang sikat na white lady sa mga horror films sa “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” ipapalabas sa SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Sta. Mesa, at SM Bacoor simula October 31.