"The Trial of Andres Bonifacio" trailer

2:19 PM

To new readers, I recently co-styled a historical indie film which is an entry to a film festival here in the Philippines named Cinemalaya. This Saturday, we will have a private screening of the film at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). I'm anxious and excited to see what the end product is. Press people will be there as well. Wish the film luck!

Tell me what you think about the trailer! Thanks! I'm very proud of my boyfriend as well (ehem, stage girlfriend) for being a GREAT
musical scorer/director for the movie!

Apologies to international readers, there are no subtitles. Filipino bloggers please support the film! Here are the screening schedules:

11 July, Sunday - 12:45 PM Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
12 July, Monday - 9:00 PM Tanghalang Huseng Batute
13 July, Tuesday - 12:45 PM Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
14 July, Wednesday - 3:30 PM Tanghalang Huseng Batute
15 July, Thursday - 3:30 PM Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
16 July, Friday - 3:30 PM Bulwagang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July, Saturday - 9:00 PM Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)

Movie synopsis:

ANG PAGLILITIS NI ANDRES BONIFACIO is the untold story of the trial of Andres Bonifacio under the Revolutionary Government of Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo. Two leaders, Andres Bonifacio, Supremo of the Katipuneros, and Emilio Aguinaldo, president of the Revolutionary Government, made their way to fight for freedom for the Filipinos against the dominant rule, fought for a cause and for a reason to be one nation. Yet only one should rule. This was the start of Philippine politics. Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio is a film documentation of Philippine history put to screen and megged by Mario O’Hara. And now, let the people be the judge whether Andres Bonifacio is guilty or not guilty of treason

Filmmaker's profile:

MARIO O’HARA was born on April 20, 1946 in Zamboanga City. He grew up behind the slums of Pasay City. He started working as a radio actor at the age of 17. He then went on to act in early TV productions for Channel 11 and Channel 2. He made his first feature film Mortal in 1975. He made several other films like Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, Bulaklak ng City Jail, Sisa, Fatima Buen, and Babae sa Breakwater which was his most recent film produced. He just finished a project, as one of the actors in Checkov’s Three Sisters for Tanghalang Pilipino.

*Movie synopsis and director's profile from Cinemalaya Facebook page
*Video from Apol Dating's youtube channel (official editor of APNB from Roadrunner)

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  1. ang ganda naman ng blog mo, super stylish ka.

  2. i really like this videooo !!
    you have great talent in styling :)


  3. Great work Melai... love the costume styling. xoxo

  4. oh wow...so andres was on trial by the phil gov't? sorry, didn't pay too much attention to history..that's harry's forte..hehe.

    great styling melai..and i also really love the 'stalker' photos in your prev post! it creeped me out a bit only cuz i'm such a scaredy-cat..haha! can't believe it was taken 2 years ago! by the way, welcome to chictopia...i don't update mine as often too because i can't find a reason to post my outfits twice...just wanted to find more interesting fashionistas there though...

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  5. Wow! that is wicked cool Melai!!! i love movies like that. since i hate history subject, i make up to it by watching cool history films :)


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  6. i've always thought Bonifacio's life was the most interesting part in Philippine history. but that's just me. :p

    and oooh, your boyfriend did a really good job w/ the music! the one in this trailer gave me the chills. looks like you did a great job styling as well! everybody looks great!


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  7. oh wow. i love the styling and i love the film from the looks of it. AWESOME! ;) you did a great job. i wish i was in the phil to watch this!

    xoxo Mode Junkie


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