Filipino young superstar Kim Chiu returns to the horror genre in Star Cinema’s “The Ghost Bride”

Horror film fans are in for a treat as one of ABS-CBN’s premier artists, Kim Chiu, stars in Star Cinema’s spine-chilling horror-mystery movie of the season “The Ghost Bride”, screening outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies this November.

Reuniting with the master filmmaker Chito S. Roño, this is the third time Chiu is going under the helm of Roño after “The Healing” in 2012 and “Etiquette for the Mistresses” in 2015.
The Ghost Bride”, explores a very different kind of wedding practice of ghost weddings, that is rooted in ancient Chinese culture and tradition.

“Arranged marriage is common sa mga kapatid nating Chinese, but there is darker side of the tradition”, explained Roño. “There are women who are arranged to be married with dead people, which is being discouraged not only by the government but also by the women themselves”.

The movie is centered on the life of Mayen (Chiu) – a girl who will gamble her life to a secret Chinese tradition, upon the advice of the mysterious matchmaker Madame Angie Lao (Alice Dixson), to help her family.

Mayen will enter a bizarre and unfamiliar world where she will have to marry the dead for others to live.

The Ghost Bride” exposes a myriad of strange practices, both ancient and modern, that continues to affect certain groups of the Filipino-Chinese community, specifically in Manila’s fabled Chinatown district of Binondo.
The film may fall under the horror genre, but Chiu believes it goes beyond that. “Hindi naman siya as in super takutan lang, kasi nando’n ‘yong truth, e, nando’n ‘yong tradition, ‘yong curse, ‘yong kapalit ng ginawa mo (It is not just about scaring people. It also shows truth, tradition, and reminds us that everything we do have consequences.),” she explains.

As Mayen goes deeper into the underworld of ghost weddings, she will uncover shocking truths that will put her life in mortal danger. Will Mayen survive the horrors that she will unwittingly unleash in being the dreaded ghost bride?

 

Find out what happens to “The Ghost Bride” as it screens outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies on the following dates: Middle East on November 16; U.S. and Canada on November 17; Hong Kong on November 19, and soon in other countries.

 

For more updates about TFC’s movie screenings, visit tfc-usa.com/ghostbride, tfc-ca.com/ghostbride, emea.kapamilya.com, TFC’s Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram. 

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Kim Chiu papasukin ang isang misteryosong tradisyon sa Star Cinema film na “The Ghost Bride”
Nagbabalik sa horror film genre ang aktres na si Kim Chiu sa “Ghost Bride” na mapapanood sa labas ng bansa via TFC@theMovies simula sa November 16

Isang kakaibang tradisyon ang bibigyan-buhay ng premiyadong aktres na si Kim Chiu sa nakakikilabot na horror-mystery film ng Star Cinema na “The Ghost Bride”, na mapapanood sa labas ng bansa via TFC@theMovies ngayong Nobyembre.

 

Ayon sa direktor ng pelikula, ang master filmmaker na si Chito S. Roño, ang konsepto ng pelikula ay hango sa makalumang Chinese tradition na arranged marriage.

 

Aniya: “Arranged marriage is common sa mga kapatid nating Chinese, but there is darker side of the tradition. There are women who are arranged to be married with dead people, which is being discouraged not only by the government but also by the women themselves”.

 

Ang kuwento ay umiikot sa buhay ni Mayen Chiu, isang babae na isusugal ang kaniyang buhay upang matulungan ang kaniyang pamilya. Gagawin niya ang kakaiba at misteryosong tradisyon nang pagpapakasal sa isang taong patay, sa payo ng isang misteryosang matchmaker na si Madame Angie Lao (Alice Dixson).

 

Ang pelikulang “The Ghost Bride” ay ang pagbabalik ni Chiu sa horror genre ang ikatlong pagkakataon niyang makatatrabaho si Roño una na sa “The Healing” noong 2012 at sa “Etiquette for the Mistresses” noong 2015.

 

Ipapakita din ng “The Ghost Bride” ang mga di mabilang na makaluma at modernong  pamahiin ng mga Tsino na patuloy na nakakaapekto sa ilang mga Filipino-Chinese community, partikular na sa distrito ng Chinatown sa Binondo, Maynila.

 

Napapabilang man sa horror genre, naniniwala si Chiu na hindi lamang puro katatakutan ang hatid ng kanilang pelikula. Aniya, “Hindi naman siya as in super takutan lang, kasi nando’n ‘yong truth, e, nando’n ‘yong tradition, ‘yong curse, ‘yong kapalit ng ginawa mo”.

 

Tampok din sa “The Ghost Bride” sina Matteo Guidicelli, Christian Bables, Robert Sena, Ina Raymundo, Beverly Salviejo, Isay Alvarez, Nanding Josef, Mon Confiado, Cacai Bautista, Victor Silayan, at Jerome Ponce, at sa ilalim ng panulat nina Charlson Ong at Cathy Camarillo.
Ngayong napasok na ni Mayen ang kakaibang mundo ng ghost weddings, marami siyang madidiskubre na maglalagay sa kaniya sa panganib. Malalagpasan ba ni Mayen ang mga kagimbal-gimbal na mga pangyayari sa kaniyang buhay bilang isang ghost bride?

 

Alamin ang kahihinatnan ng “The Ghost Bride” na mapapanood sa labas ng bansa via TFC@theMovies sa mga sumusunod na petsa: November 16 sa Middle East; November 17 sa U.S. at Canada; November 19 sa Hong Kong, at soon iba pang mga bansa.

 

Para sa updates tungkol sa movie screenings ng TFC, bisitahin ang tfc-usa.com/ghostbride, tfc-ca.com/ghostbride, emea.kapamilya.com,TFC Facebook page na angkop sa inyong kinaroroonan. Maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas at i-follow ang @KapamilyaTFC at KapamilyaGlobalPR sa Twitter at Instagram.

 

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With additional text by

 

JOYCE JIMENEZ

ABS-CBN Global Corporate Affairs and PR

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Global_Corporate_Affairs@abs-cbn.com(EMAIL)

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