A biopic on Bonifacio's widow, Gregoria de Jesus, is in the works
It’s backed by a stellar crew, too.
(SPOT.ph) Perhaps inspired by the praise for MMFF 2014 Best Picture winner Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, filmmakers are now joining forces to portray another historical figure: Gregoria de Jesus, known as the "Mother of the Philippine Revolution" and wife of Andres Bonifacio.
The film entitled Lakambini (Woman Leader) will unite the likes of Jeffrey Jeturian (Ekstra, Please Be Careful with My Heart), Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Boses), and Palanca award-winning screenwriter Rody Vera (Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan). The formidable crew also includes award-winning cinematographer Neil Daza (Badil, Buwaya) and musical director Lutgardo Labad (Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?)
"I thought that this is one perspective that has not been fully threshed out, one story that has not had closure. Through this film, we hope to unravel the secrets of our history, and hopefully, the secret to our future," said Ongkeko-Marfil, adding that the film has gotten the support of the Philippine Commission for Women.
The screenplay is said to portray her life with both Bonifacio and Julio Nakpil, the latter’s trusted aide. Although the casting has been completed, details are still hush-hush. The movie, however, is currently in pre-production and will reportedly start shooting in the first quarter of the year.
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