It seemed like yesterday when I chanced upon Nanay Lilia’s feature story on TV Patrol where she tried to knock on everyone’s heart, asking for a job. I remember her saying and I quote “Gusto ko po ng trabaho, kaya ko pa naman eh”.
Although I didn’t notice how long it was before she appeared in TV, it’s good to know that finally she’s gotten a job that does not only involve her craft (nope, not witchcraft) but also something that she truly love, being herself.
Not all actors can bill in a film and get the chance of portraying themselves. Eugene Domingo’s critically acclaimed box office hit “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank” was in fact one of those movies where the lead star was to portray a very familiar role as ones own self. Eugene Domingo was Eugene Domingo in Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank. Now here comes another self-portrayal from a Filipina actress that may interest you and might challenge the Chris Martinez film in terms of creativity. Lilia Cuntapay, although sounds unfamiliar to many, as people would normally describe her as “that scary old woman from the horror movies” is Lilia Cuntapay in Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay.
The indie film shall be released together with the 10 entries of Cinema One Originals 2011 this “movie weekend” at the Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex from November 9 until November 15, 2011. Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay promises to amuse, delight and capture the hearts of moviegoers. 🙂
I wanna watch!