Vincent Sandoval’s Cinemalaya 2012 Entry “Aparisyon” has been chosen to compete in France for the 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival. It will vye against six other feature films in the competition which will run from March 6 to 10, 2013. The movie is top-billled by Jodi Sta. Maria ( Presa ) and Myelen Dizon with great support from acclaimed actors Raquel Villavicencio and Fides Cuyugan-Asensio.

Aside from Aparisyon, Brillante Mendoza’s Thy Womb is the only other Filipino movie to be screened in Deauville Asian Film Festival 2013.  Aparisyon brought home the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NetPAC) Award at the 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival.

The film is the most intriguing entry to last years’ Cinemalaya and from the trailer that blurs distinction between horror, noir or melodrama we could say that Sandoval’s Aparisyon is going to be a genuinely chilling experience.

Jodi Sta. Maria (Sister Lourdes) and Mylene Dizon (Sister Remy) play young nuns in a remote monastery in the eve of Martial Law. As the outside world becomes increasingly violent, the two find themselves deep in the woods one night. Sister Lourdes becomes victim of a horrible crime and Sister Remy barely escapes. But there is one nightmarish secret from that night that will haunt not just Lourdes and Remy but the entire monastery. Strange visions begin to terrorize the other nuns until the disturbing, horrific secret is revealed in the end.

I can’t wait for its commercial release! 🙂

Aparisyon is slated for a March 20, 2013 local theatrical release nationwide! Please support and watch this when it gets released in theaters.