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Balintagos present a new film about young Cadets during Martial law times in the Philippines.




INTERNATIONALLY Acclaimed Filipino film maker Auraeus Solito who now standby the name of Kanakan Balintagos has an incoming film set in the 80’s entitled Esprit De Corps. This is Balintagos combeck to Cinema One Original Film Festival after her first entry last 2012 for the movie Baybayin (The Palawan Script), this year’s festival is scheduled on November 9 to 18, 2014.

Balintagos giving direction to his actor on the set of Esprit De Corps
Esprit De Corps is a tale of young cadets during a hell week in military training before the fall of Marcos dictatorship. It is based on the first play written by Balintagos. The said film is kinda personal to him since he did witness and experience Martial rule.  It stars new comers Sandino Martin as Private Abel Sarmineto,  JC Santos as Major Mac Favila, Lharby Policarpio as Private Cain Fujioka,  Garry Lim as the Commandant,  Abner Delina. Jr as Private Gines Villamayor, and  VJ Mendoza as Private “Bisoy”

Regular showing of Esprit De Corps in Manila starts November 10 in selected theaters  such as Fairview Terraces, Greenhills Atmos theater, Glorietta 4 and Trinoma.

Solito is a true blooded Palaw’an  and his ancestors belong to hierarchy of shamans of Southern Palawan. He is the film maker behind award winning films like Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo, Busong, Tuli, Boy and Pisay. 
The Cast of Esprit De Corps.

Lights, Camera, Action.

Here is the trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI-KlKKUIws

Comments

Kendall Rayburn said…
Sounds like an interesting film! Thanks for sharing!
ooo! this is interesting - i love seeing a behind the scenes of films. feels like i can relate to them more!
Freya Renders said…
That sounds like a really interesting film. I would love to watch it.
This sounds and looks like a good movie. I enjoyed watching the trailer and I would like to watch the entire thing.
Hannah Staveley said…
Looks interesting but not sure if would watch it .x
Ben Butler said…
This sounds like a great film. I love films about being torn and rising above. Thanks for sharing.
This seems like a really cool film. I usually don't go for this genre, but I might have to check this out!
Nina Say said…
Looks very interesting. My in-laws have been talking about this movie as well.
Jen Temcio said…
How exciting for their movie to be featured from a highly acclaimed play. It gives many more people a chance to enjoy the story.
Sweepster said…
That's an interesting premise. Sounds like quite a dramatic time!
Melissa said…
I always love the behind the scenes shots of a movie. Especially ones from an interesting movie like this one!
Tanya Coffman said…
Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes...now I'm going to be looking forward to it's release :)
HilLesha O'Nan said…
This sounds like an interesting film!
Taya Elery said…
I love military films. Gets me energized, like I'm going to get up all early and workout. That never last too long though ;)
R.F. Dietz said…
I like behind the scenes! Though I wil admit, I'm not a movie person. I am way too impatient. Sad :[
Angela Lynn said…
Fun! Looks like a great film! Sounds like one me and hubby would love!
Bonnie Gowen said…
Looks like a neat film my husband would enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds like a tough story line. Hell week, means some strong dedicated cadets!
Nile Flores said…
This is really an interesting movie and something I don't get to see too often. Just a note, rather than posting the link to youtube, why not embed it in your post?
This sounds like something that I would like to see. I love documentaries and stories about people's lives.
I´m not familiar with the Filipino movie industry. Thanks for sharing the story and the trailer.
Rebecca Swenor said…
This sounds like an interesting movie and I will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.
Kath Rivera said…
I never heard this film yet. I'm proud to say that the Filipino movie industry is getting into the mainstream.

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