CHARO, CHRISTOPHER REUNITE WITH “KAKABAKABA KA BA” CAST AFTER 35 YEARS
ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio and veteran lead actor Christopher de Leon had a memorable reunion with the cast and the team behind the 35-year-old Filipino classic, “Kakabakaba Ka Ba?” during the world premiere of its digital restored version at a special screening of Cinema One Originals at Trinoma.
Charo, one of the lead stars of multi-awarded director Mike de Leon’s musical-comedy film in the 80s, praised Mike for the film’s satirical story and good mix of music that made it a great film.
Cinema One channel head Ronald Arguelles meanwhile, shared that Filipino classic films like “Kakabakaba Ka Ba?” are close to Cinema One as the channel shares the same advocacy with ABS-CBN’s film restoration group to expose the younger generation to classic, well-made Filipino films.
Leo Katigbak, head of ABS-CBN Film Archive and Restoration also revealed that films such as “Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising” also by director Mike de Leon, “Haplos,” “Langis at Tubig,” and even some of Star Cinema’s well-loved films are already part of the line-up for digital restoration.
Other cast members present at the event were Boboy Garovillo, Leo Martinez, Nanette Inventor, Joe Hardi the UP Concert Chorus, original crew members Ding Achacoso, Cesar Hernando, and screenplay co-writer and the film’s production designer Raquel Villavicencio.
“Kakabakaba Ka Ba?” officially closes the 2015 Cinema One Originals Festival as the last film to be shown in this year’s Filipino classics film program line-up. The digital restored version of “Kakabakaba Ka Ba?” will also have a limited theatrical run in the first quarter of 2016. It is one of the classic films that ABS-CBN’s film restoration arm has restored for the younger generation to see so they can appreciate Filipino classic films. ABS-CBN film restoration and Cinema One are united in the sagip pelikula advocacy of the network.
CHARO, CHRISTOPHER MULING NAKITA KASAMA ANG CAST NG “KAKABAKABA KA BA” PAGKALIPAS NG 35 TAON
Muling nagsama-sama pagkalipas ng 35 taon sina ABS-CBN president at CEO Charo Santos-Concio, ang batikang aktor na si Christopher de Leon, at ang buong cast at crew ng Pinoy classic film na “Kakabakaba Ka Ba?” sa isang special screening ng Cinema One Originals para sa world premiere ng digital restored version ng pelikula sa Trinoma.
Pinuri ni Charo, isa sa mga bida ng musical-comedy ng direktor na si Mike de Leon, ang magandang kwento pati na ang musika ng “Kakabakaba Ka Ba?”
Ibinahagi rin ni Cinema One channel head Ronald Arguelles na malapit sa Cinema One ang layunin ng ABS-CBN film restoration na maipalabas ang Filipino classic films para sa nakababatang henerasyon, kaya nagkaisa ang Cinema One at ABS-CBN film restoration para sa proyekto.
Ibinunyag din ni Leo Katigbak, head ng ABS-CBN Film Archive and Restoration na ang mga pelikulang “Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising” ni direk Mike, “Haplos,” “Langis at Tubig,” at ibang pelikula ng Star Cinema ay bahagi na ng line up ng mga i-rerestore na films.
Ang iba pang cast members na dumalo sa screening ay sina Boboy Garovillo, Leo Martinez, Nanette Inventor, Joe Hardi, ang UP Concert Chorus, ang original crew members na sina Ding Achacoso at Cesar Hernando, at ang screenplay co-writer at production designer ng pelikula na si Raquel Villavicencio.
Opisyal na isinara ng “Kakabakaba Ka Ba?” ang 2015 Cinema One Originals Festival bilang huling pelikula na ipinalabas sa line-up ng Filipino classics film program. Ang digital restored version ng “Kakabakaba Ka Ba?” ay magkakaroon din ng limited theatrical run sa unang bahagi ng 2016. Isa ito sa mga classic films na nirestore ng ABS-CBN film restoration para mapahalagahan ng bagong henerasyon ang mga classic Filipino films. Magkaisa ang ABS-CBN film restoration at Cinema One sa layunin ng sagip pelikula ng ABS-CBN.