Thursday, July 8, 2010
A Glimpse of Pink Halo-halo
Now on its sixth year, the prestigious Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival has five big name and established directors adding luster to this year's Competition with the new Director's Showcase category. Competing in this category are Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio by Mario O'Hara, Two Funerals by Gil Portes, Sigwa by Joel Lamangan, Isang Pirasong Buhay by Mark Meily, and Pink Halo-Halo by Joselito Altarejós. The Director's Showcase category features works by Filipino directors who have directed at least three full-length feature films which have been released commercially.
Shot in Masbate, Bicol Region, Pink Halo-Halo is the first full length feature shot entirely in the Masbateño language. The film is partly based on real life events and tells the tale of what families of soldiers have to deal with in times of adversity. Back in 2008, a young boy catches a TV report about a wounded soldier pleading for rescue. That soldier is his father. He and his mother seek help that comes too late.
Directed by Joselito Altarejós. It stars Allen Dizon, Angeli Bayani, Dexter Doria, Mark Fabillar and introducing Paolo Constantino.