While everyone’s stuck at home during this time of Enhanced Community Quarantine due to COVID-19 pandemic. TBA Studios is treating cinephiles by releasing full length copies of their films in their Youtube account. The roster includes critically acclaimed films here and abroad that are watch-worthy like Bliss by Jerrold Tarog, QCInema International Film Festival entry Matangtubig, and Emerson Reyes’ Dormitoryo.
See some of the movie trailers, after the jump.
Written and directed by Jerrold Tarog, the story follows the life of Jane Ciego- portrayed by Iza Calzado- a successful actress who produces her own film to gain respect from the industry. During the film production, she got involved in an accident that leaves her disabled. From then on, things got worst and she slowly transitioned into madness after experiencing horrors and torture in her own home.
The film centers on Meng Francisco (Nafa-Hilario Cruz), a 10-year old who loves one thing: Patintero. The only hitch is that she’s terrible at it and her reputation has earned her the title of the neighborhood “patalo” (loser). But in the continuing struggle against the high school team that has one-sidedly claimed the territory of the local sari-sari store, Meng forms aunlikely team of fellow losers to finally challenge these high schoolers in the game of their lives.In this heroic effort to win back what was unfairly taken from her and her friends, Meng will train, bleed, and do almost anything to fight for what she wants: a good game of Patintero on the streets. And what she does for it will be the stuff of legend.
The film tells a story about Mike a young student artist at the UP College of Fine Arts. He is happy with his relationship with his girlfriend named Joy who is also a student taking up a film course. A beautiful and mysterious figure drawing model in their school catches his attention and is slowly drawn to her. He gets to meet her finally whose name is Stella, but Stella is quite elusive. Mike’s curiosity slowly turns into obsession that leads to a discovery of a dark heritage and ends in deep erotic passion linked from his family’s roots.
Part of the Official Selection for the QCInema International Film Festival in 2015. Matangtubig is about a town’s secret discovery when a girl’s dead body was found and puts the whole town on trial while the former’s companion remains missing. As they celebrate its yearly festival by the lake, an unknowing sleeping evil unravels and haunts the townsfolk.
Write About Love
An official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2019. Write About Love tells the story of a young female writer who teams up with a seasoned male writer. Both must work together to rewrite the script of an unfinished love story even though they have different styles.
One question, though. Will they only write a story or their story will also be written?
This film by A film by Emerson Reyes follows the story of Charles, an engineering student with an eye for beauty who just returned from school to a dormitory owned by Aling Linda, a strict, lonesome widow. Along with other dorm occupants they’ll all spend an evening tucked away in solitary rooms, talking about collective experiences, sharing a similar fate.
Apart from TBA’s movie playlist on Youtube. Cinema One also released a list of movies on Youtube for spectators to watch and enjoy. The list includes Antoinette Jadaone’s “That Thing Called Tadhana” and Sigfreid Barros Sanchez “Anak ni Brocka”. The selection also features a range of genres from documentaries “Himala Ngayon,” drama “Sa North Diversion Road” and LGBTQ+ classic “Rome and Juliet” among others.
check out some of the trailers below:
That thing called Tadhana
Anak ni Brocka
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