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Monday, June 15, 2015

"Dagitab" screens at the FDCP Cinematheque this week

The film "Dagitab" which topbills Eula Valdes will be screened this week at the FDCP Cinematheque. "Dagitab" is the story of a marriage falling apart, meanwhile the man is haunted by illusions and delusions of a supernatural being in the guise of an old flame. "Dagitab" will run from June 16 to 21, and June 23, 2015 (Tues-Thurs 3:30 & 5:30, Fri-Sun 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30). Admission is only P 100. 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]

"Dagitab" is set in a summer. Jimmy and Issey Tolentino, are on the brink of separation after almost 20 years of marriage. Jimmy, a Philippine Studies professor, chases after a deity that is the subject of his research when he mistakes it for the ghost of an ex-girlfriend. Issey, a creative writing professor, retreats to Laguna where she mentors young writers in a workshop in Makiling. Here, she is drawn to a young writer named Gab, who is also a student back in the University of the Philippines. The lives of the three converge in the campus. And when Gab wins a national literary prize for a non-fiction piece on his sexual awakening, rumors about Jimmy, Issey, and Gab spread, putting their relationships under the spotlight.

The film stars Eula Valdez, Nonie Buencamino, Martin del Rosario, Sandino Martin, Max Eigenmann, Frances Makil, Rolando Inocencio, and Ronnie Lazaro. "Dagitab" is written and directed by Giancarlo Abrahan, who also co-wrote (along with Hannah Espia) the multi-award winning indie film "Transit". Along with Espia, he received a nomination for Best Screenplay from the Gawad Urian and was awarded Best Story by the Gawad TANGLAW. His short film “May Dinadala” received a nomination from the Gawad Urian for Best Short Film. “Dagitab“(Sparks) is his first feature film as director.

Currently "Dagitab" has 11 nominations for the Gawad Urian, including Best Picture, Best Director for Abrahan, Best Actress for Valdes, and Best Actor for Buencamino, among other nominations.

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