TFC at the Movies brings Aga Muhlach Back to the Big Screen in “Seven Sundays,” an Emotional Comedy about Family

 

Star Cinema gathers a powerhouse cast for the biggest Filipino family drama of 2017 – Seven Sundays – screening in theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting October 27.

“This movie is my first time again after (how) many years of absence from the movie industry. That alone is what made it really nice,” shares Aga Muhlach, one of the most prominent names in the Philippine movie industry, in their press conference for “Seven Sundays.”

 “Seven Sundays” is a family dramedy about four estranged adult siblings – Allan (Aga Muhlach), Bryan (Dingdong Dantes), Cha (Christine Reyes) and Dex (Enrique Gil) – who are forced by their dying father, Manuel (Ronaldo Valdez), to hold their Sunday family get-togethers again for the remaining two months of his life.

In the movie helmed by blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina, Valdez is Manuel, a man who learns he is terminally ill with just a few weeks to live. He takes this opportunity to bring his children back together. Muhlach is the eldest son Allan who remains to be the favorite even if he is not successful in life. Dantes is the very accomplished Bryan, who is still treated as second best despite his successes.  Reyes plays Cha, the only girl in a brood of four, who has not been lucky in love and in life.  Gil is Dex, the youngest and most detached, and the one who feels out of place, because of the age gap between his siblings and himself.

As they are now forced to spend time together, comedy and chaos ensue as old family and sibling issues resurface while they all deal with their own problems. Can they survive the next seven Sundays and find family in each other again?

Brothers at odds with each other. Enrique Gil (left), one of the most brilliant actors of his generation, plays the youngest sibling, Dexter. Aga Muhlach (center), an icon of Philippine cinema, plays the eldest, Allan. Perennial leading man Dingdong Dantes (right) is the second son, Bryan.

Veteran film and TV actor Ronaldo Valdez (left) is Manuel, the padre de familia of the Bonifacio family. He wants to spend his last few Sundays with his children after he finds out he is terminally ill. The alluring Christine Reyes (right) plays a different character as Cha, the only girl in the Bonifacio family.

“Seven Sundays” is about a family going through experiences that are very relatable. Their issues within the family, among siblings, and even in their own respective families are human realities and struggles that viewers can identify with. The scenes teeter from being amusing and playful, to being heartbreaking and poignant. These are scenes from real-life families.

Director Garcia-Molina emphasizes that “more than romantic love, family love is really basic.” That is why a lot of people will be able to connect, perhaps even see themselves in the characters of “Seven Sundays”. She adds that they just really wanted to tell a story through this movie, “because we have a new story to tell, and a good story at that.”

The members of the Bonifacio family are both bruised and beautiful, with emotions that are exposed and tender to the touch. Watch the cinematic masterpiece that is “Seven Sundays,” opening this Friday, October 27, in theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

Go to https://www.tfc-usa.com/sevensundays/ and http://www.tfc-ca.com/sevensundays/ for more information and to find a theater near you, or visit TFC US  or TFC Canada  on Facebook. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and @KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

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With additional text by Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion

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