You Can Watch These Restored Classic Films in Celebration of Women's Month
Including One More Chance, Anak, and Moral!
(SPOT.ph) With the recently-concluded 90th Academy Awards shedding a bit more light on the #MeToo and Time's Up movements with a quick but insightful segment, it's time to talk more about the role of women in films. There's even more reason now to welcome—or even look back on—films that are celebrating women in cinema. You can do just that by catching digitally restored films about women and made by women that will be screening at Cinema Centenario in Quezon City from March 7 to 28.
We round up all the films that were painstakingly restored and when you can catch them on screen:
Ligaya ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin (1997)
Directed by: Carlon Siguion-Reyna
Screening schedule: March 7 at 12:30 a.m., March 9 at 12:30 a.m., March 15 at 12:30 a.m., and March 21 at 12:30 a.m.
In this drama, a farmer (John Arcilla) falls in love with a prostitute (Rosanna Roces) and tries to steer her away from her way of life.
Directed by: Ishmael Bernal
Screening schedule: March 11 at 6 p.m. and March 16 at 6 p.m.
This critically acclaimed movie stars Nora Aunor as Elsa, a local girl who claims to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary.
Directed by: Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Screening schedule: March 18 at 8:30 p.m. and March 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Moral is a movie that shows four stories about the activist youth before the years of Martial Law.
Directed by: Rory Quintos
Screening schedule: March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 10 p.m.
This family drama stars Vilma Santos as an Overseas Filipino Worker who has a complicated relationship with her children that she left behind, with her eldest played by Claudine Barretto.
One More Chance (2007)
Directed by: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Screening schedule: March 7 at 10 p.m., March 21 at 7:30 p.m., and March 28 at 12:30 a.m.
John Lloyd Cruz plays Popoy, an engineer who is too controlling of his architect girlfriend Basha (Bea Alonzo), leading her to break up with him. The film shows their relationship as individuals trying to work things out on their own.