Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ang Sayaw ng Daliwang Kaliwang Paa opens today. See you at the moviehouse.
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa, which has just won the bronze award at the Bogota International Film Festival, is Rated PG-13 by the MTRCB, and Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. It also won Best Cinematography and Best Music at the 2011 Cinemalaya Film Festival. It's directed by Alvin Yapan and produced by Alemberg Ang, the same tandem behind the Cairo International Film Festival-winning Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe. Since the year is about to end, and I don't hold my breath for the entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival in December, I don't think I'd be off the mark in saying that Sayaw is one of the best films--certainly the most unique--you will see this year. (My tweet after it floored me at Cinemalaya: 'ang sayaw ng 2 kaliwang paa' is pure feeling profoundly, ravishingly expressed. The film has ambition , style, delicacy--soul. BRAVO.)
Please go and watch, and send a message to our cinema operators that good movies--especially good local movies--have a place in our city. Robinsons just pulled out the film A DAY before the start of its announced screening schedule. As Alem says, “All we ask for is a fair shake in the cinemas. I mean, if we don't sell, then pull us out. But not now THE NIGHT before we screen.” For now, Sayaw will screen in the following cinemas: SM North Edsa, Megamall, Centerpoint, Manila Southmall, MOA and Bacoor; and at Glorietta 4 and Trinoma.
PLUS: Rocco Nacino and Direk Alvin Yapan preparing for the poetry reading to end the poem/song Litanya by Merlinda Bobis--
And from the film's soundtrack, Rocco reading the poem's closing stanzas, preceded by Victor Robinson III's vocals and Ada Tayao and Jema Pamintuan's guitar-playing: