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