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Monday, May 11, 2015

M (Mother's Maiden Name) screens at the FDCP Cinematheque this Week

This week at the FDCP Cinematheque, the spirit of Mother's Day continues with the heartwarming movie from Zig Dulay, entitled "M (Mother's Maiden Name)" starring Zsa Zsa Padilla as a single working mother who is battling cancer. It will be screened from May 12 to 17, 2015. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Building, Solis Street, Iloilo City (near BPI and East West Bank). The Cinematheque is Iloilo's home of quality indie films and art films from the local and international cinema. [hit the jump to continue]

In M, Madam Bella (Zsa Zsa Padilla) has pancreatic cancer, stage 4 and it's treatable but not curable.’ She asks her son Joven (Nico Antonio), who is outwardly detached, to be with her throughout the medication. In the midst of chemotherapy sessions, Joven begins to realize his mother’s behavior and disposition. Despite being a stern owner of Monteclaro Law Firm and a strict mother, Bella is a woman of courage, fighting predicaments not just for herself but most especially for her son. As Joven understands his mother’s personality, he finds his own identity. And as they shape individuality, we get a glimpse of the image of the ailing health care system in and outside the hospital.

The film is best described as a mixture of comedy, drama, and an eye-opener that offers an insightful commentary on the disparity of the medical treatments available in the Philippines where there is a deep chasm between the rich and the poor.

Written and Directed by Zig Dulay, "M (Mother's Maiden Name)" is an official entry to the 2014 MMFF New Wave Section. Dulay is best known as the screenwriter of "Ekstra" and also as the director for several episodes of the GMA TV drama series "Wagas"

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