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    Thumbs up ~ KAMOTENG KAHOY ~ (Nash Aguas, Sharlene San Pedro, Buboy Villar) by Direk Maryo J.

    This is part of the Sine Direk Film Festival showing on June 10, 2009. It will be shown for 1 week in selected malls:

    SM MEGAMALL
    SM MANILA
    SM NORTH EDSA
    SM CENTERPOINT
    SM SOUTHMALL
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    SM Bacoor
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    ROBINSONS GALLERIA
    ROBINSONS METRO EAST
    ROBINSONS NOVALICHES
    FESTIVAL MALL
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    Synopsis:

    Based on the tragedy that took place in Bohol in 2005, Kamoteng Kahoy tells the tale of the young children who survived the widespread poisoning caused by pesticide-laced maruya (banana fritters). The film also tackles the fate of the old woman vendor (played by Gloria Romero) who is blamed for cooking the poisoned food.


    Cast:
    Nash Aguas
    Buboy Villar
    Sharlene San Pedro
    Julio Pisk
    Gloria Romero
    Irma Adlawan
    Yul Servo
    Ana Capri
    Gerald Madrid
    Marissa Sanchez
    Anton Bernardo



    Please support this movie and the other films that are part of Sine Direk!

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    Sine Direk, a commendable project
    Author: Nel Alejandrino
    Column: Tattle

    DALAWA ang pelikula ng beteranang aktres at itinuturing hanggang ngayon na Queen of Philippine Movies na si Gloria Romero sa Sine Direk, isang remarkable project jointly organized by the Directors' Guild of the Philippines (DGPI) at APT Entertainment (represented by its president and chairman, Tony Tuviera). Ito ay ang Fuschia at Kamoteng Kahoy.

    Lead character ang ginagampanan ni Gloria sa Fuschia, which is about a 62 year-old woman na 40 years nakipag-live in sa itinuring niyang asawang si Gener (Robert Arevalo), na best friend ng kanyang lalaking pinakasalan (Eddie Garcia) na iniwanan siya nang mag-join ito ng U. S. Navy.

    Kuwento ni Direk Joel Lamangan na siyang namahala ng Fuschia, hinango niya raw ang kuwento sa tunay na karanasan ng kapatid ng kanyang lola.

    Direk Joel assigned no less than award-winning scriptwriter Ricky Lee to write the film's screenplay.

    In Kamoteng Kahoy naman, which has Maryo J. delos Reyes at the helm, Gloria plays an old woman na ang hanapbuhay ay magtinda ng cassava cakes sa mga estudyante in a nearby school.

    One day, she might have accidentally used pesticide sa kanyang ingredients. Twenty of the students sa 100 na estudyanteng bumili at kumain ng cassava cakes ang dinala sa ospital nang sumakit ang tiyan nila at mamatay.

    Naging trauma 'di lang sa pamilya ng mga batang nasawi at nagkasakit ang masaklap na nangyari, pero lalo na sa matandang tindera. Na-ostracized siya sa kanyang lugar, including her family.

    Since what happened was well-publicized, it became a national issue.

    Later, however, two young survivors (in the tragedy), played by child actors Nash Aguas and Robert 'Buboy' Villar, later helped the families of the victims cope with their loss, while the old woman, in her own way, found means to redeem herself.



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    I'm so excited for this movie! Another kid movie na gawa ni Direk Maryo J. Delos Reyes ("Magnifico") na merong touching theme!

    Para naman sa mga NashLeneRs (Nash & Sharlene fans)....bukod sa ito ang 1st movie nila together ay sigurado matutuwa rin kayo kasi sa movie na 'to ay "may pagtingin" si Nash kay Sharlene! Eeeeeeee......... Yun din ang reason kung bakit lalong magagalit ang character ni Nash sa character ni Gloria Romero.

    Sana magkaroon 'to ng DVD!!!!

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    Please support the Sine Direk movie "KAMOTENG KAHOY"
    Showing JUNE 10, 2009 in selected Robinsons and SM malls (check sinedirek.multiply.com and clickthecity for theater locations)


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    Directed by: Maryo J. delos Reyes
    Written by: Ricardo Lee



    This is based on a true story which happened in a small barrio in Bohol in 2005. Twenty one pupils died and almost a hundred were hospitalized after eating cassava cakes sold by an old woman, who might have accidentally used pesticide in her ingredients. She has been selling cassava cakes in that school, and has a loving relationship with the children.


    The film follows a town’s journey from painful trauma towards healing through the intercutting points of view of two of the child survivors, and the old woman vendor. The two child survivors, in their own beguiling yet perceptive ways, slowly learn the issues of crime, prejudice and compassion as they develop friendship and accept their loss. The old woman, who is ostracized and condemned by the entire town, even by her own family, finally makes sense of the whole tragic thing and takes matters into her own hands.


    Answers don’t come easy, but in the end redemption arrives for every soul in this town in the form of a final climactic event.


    Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V3RsC_hul4 for FULL TRAILER.



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    Sounds like a good movie. I hope this film delivers

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    Productions 56 Inc. in cooperation with APT Entertainment Inc. together with the Director’s Guild of the Philippines, Inc. (DGPI) join forces to create a remarkable project that will help showcase the talent and artistry of the gems of Philippine Film Industry: the SINE DIREK SERIES

    Sine Direk is composed of Six (6) full length featured films directed by some of the most outstanding directors of Philippine Cinema. The project started with a meticulous selection of scripts submitted by DGPI members. Six (6) of these scripts were selected by a screening committee composed of respected people in the industry. One outstanding script is Ricky Lee’s “Kamoteng Kahoy”.

    This is inspired by a true story which happened in the town of Mabini , Bohol in 2005. Twenty seven (27) students died and more than a hundred were hospitalized after eating cassava cakes sold by an old woman, lola Idang played by Ms. Gloria Romero. She might have accidentally used pesticide in her baking ingredients. She has been selling cassava cakes in that school and has a loving relationship with the children for the past twenty (20) years.

    The film follows a town’s journey from painful trauma towards healing through the intercutting points of view of two (2) of the child survivors (Nash Aguas and Robert “Buboy” Villar, Jr), and the old woman vendor.

    The two child survivors in their own bequiling yet perceptive ways, slowly learn the issues of crime, prejudice and compassion as they develop friendship and accept their losses.

    The old woman, who is ostracized and condemned by the entire town, even by her own family, finally makes sense of the whole tragic thing when the towns people take matters into their own hands.

    Answers don’t come easy, but in the end redemption arrives for every soul in this town in the form of a final climatic event.

    Here is a poignant story of forgiveness, healing and transformation.

    Here is a powerful film on children, and on love and redemption - things we badly need today in our lives.




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    MOVIE REVIEW by Salve Asis
    http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx...bCategoryId=96



    Malungkot ang kuwento ng Kamoteng Kahoy na Graded A ng Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). Iyakan na sa halos umpisa pa lang ng pelikulang dinirek ni Maryo J. delos Reyes na pang-lima sa anim na pelikulang kasama sa Sine Direk Series.

    Ang pelikula ay base sa nangyaring trahedya sa Bohol kung saan 27 elementary students ang namatay nang malason sa kamoteng kahoy na binibenta ng isang lola sa isang school sa nasabing probinsiya na ‘di sinasadyang nahaluan ng pesticides base sa imbestigasyon.

    Matagal nang nagbebenta si lola (na ginagampanan ng premyadong aktres na si Ms. Gloria Romero) ng meryendang kamoteng kahoy sa nasabing eskuwelahan. Marami na siyang suking mga bata na itinuturing na niyang mga apo. Isang araw, the usual day, nagbenta siya. Pero hindi pa nakakaalis sa puwesto niya ang mga bata ay nagsuka na ng dugo ang ilan. Umabot sa halos isang daang bata ang nalason at 27 ang namatay.

    Ramdam mo ang sakit sa mga eksena sa pelikula lalo na ang role ni Marissa Sanchez na isa sa inang nalason at namatay ang anak na ang pangarap ay maging artista.

    Iiyak ka sa mga eksenang nalason ang mga bata na isinakay na sa isang truck habang nag-iiyakan ang lahat para dalhin sa hospital.

    Maiiyak ka rin sa character ni Lola na tinanong ang Diyos kung bakit nangyari ‘yun samantalang 20 years na niyang ginagawa ang pagtitinda ng kamoteng kahoy na nagpa-aral sa kanyang mga anak na iniwan siya maliban sa isa. Sinasabi niyang araw-araw naman siyang nagdadasal at 20% ng kanyang kinikita ay ibinibigay niya sa simbahan kaya grabe ang iyak niya sa nangyari sa mga itinuturing niyang apo.

    Magaling din sa pelikula si Nash Aguas na bidang bata na nakaligtas sa mga nalason.

    Basta panoorin ninyo ang pelikula dahil magaling din ang batang si Buboy Villar at si Irma Adlawan na nagpapahirap sa kanya.


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    by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
    http://www.pep.ph/guide/4077/Kamoten...aluation-Board



    The touching drama Kamoteng Kahoy is the fifth Sine Direk entry produced by APT Entertainment and the Directors Guild of the Philippines. Its star-studded premiere night took place at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna last night, June 9.

    Director Maryo J. delos Reyes took pride in the fact that he lobbied for his film to receive a General Patronage rating from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

    This film stars Nash Aguas, Robert "Buboy" Villar, Gloria Romero, Yul Servo, Ana Capri, Marissa Sanchez, Anton Bernardo, Gerard Madrid, Julio Pisk, Sharlene San Pedro, and Irma Adlawan.



    In his opening speech, Direk Maryo revealed that as a Boholano, he was deeply affected by the tragedy that struck the town of San Isidro in 2005. An unfortunate accident caused the death of 27 students and almost a hundred were hospitalized after eating maruya made of kamoteng kahoy (cassava).

    "I felt, I had to say something, but not about the tragedy. Of course, tragedies happen in our lives," says Direk Maryo. "Maaaring nasunugan tayo, maaaring nagkaroon ng calamity, binaha, maaari tayong namatayan ng mga loved ones. Pero papaano pag natapos ang tragedy? That is what we wanted to explore, and that is what we wanted to deal with. When I was talking with Ricky [Lee, the screenplay writer], sabi ko sana hindi masyadong depressing, dahil pagkatapos ng isang tragedy laging depressed ang mga tao. Sabi ko, let's center on two children who survived.

    "Ito yung pelikula na magtuturo sa adults kung papaano tingnan ang isang bagay with innocence, with truth and with honesty, which I find in the children. Sila yung madaling magpatawad sa mga panahon na mahirap magpatawad, sila yung nagbibigay na yung nag-e-express ng kanilang emosyon, ng walang pakundangan, ng walang kahihiyan. Hindi sila prevented ng kahihiyan or kung ano mang sabihin ng kapwa para masabi kung ano yung nararamdaman nila. They will express their feelings and this is what is feature in the film."




    YOUNG DRAMATIC ACTORS. Viewers will find a lot of scenes in Kamoteng Kahoy that just might move them to tears. The young cast members, particularly Nash and Buboy, have heavy dramatic scenes in this film and one can't help but admire these budding actors.

    Some of the highlights include the actual poisoning that took place in the San Isidro Elementary School, the torture scene of Buboy's character at the hands of his aunt (Irma Adlawan), the time when Lola Idang (played by Gloria Romero) is being persecuted by the town, and ending of the film when the character of Nash learns the power of forgiveness.

    Still, there are enough light moments in the film that will definitely entertain viewers as well. One of them is the scene where Nash and Buboy have to deal with a baby piglet. Both child actors found it difficult to shoot this scene. Nash pointed out, "Maliit lang po [ang biik] pero ang bigat! Parang Pinoy Fear Factor po kasi ang baho! Ang hirap kasi ang likot ng baboy. Tinurukan pa nga ng tranquilizer yung baboy para tumino, e!"

    In this film, Meryll Soriano impressed viewers with her intense performance of a mother grieving for the death of her child. The actress told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that she was initially wary about shooting the slapping scene with Gloria Romero.

    "Nung nabasa ko nga ang script, sabi ko ‘Paano ko sasampalin ang isang matanda?' Tapos nung nalaman ko na si Tita Glo, inisip ko, pwede ko nang isama sa resume na nabugbog ko na si Ms. Gloria Romero. Hindi pa kami nagkakasama sa isang eksena although part kami noon ng Betty La Fea. "

    All the stars of the film attended the premiere night except for Ms. Gloria Romero, who was sick at that time.

    Written by Ricky Lee, Kamoteng Kahoy was shot for nine days in Bosoboso, Laguna.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Lee Singh View Post
    Sounds like a good movie. I hope this film delivers

    It's getting good reviews and it's Rated A by the CEB!



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    Lessons in mercy, compassion & forgiveness by Butch Francisco
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    Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes from a script written by Ricardo Lee, the film (graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board) features various characters whose lives change after the tragedy. We first meet Nash Aguas whose parents, Gerald Madrid and Anna Capri, are separated and is considering living with his father’s new family.

    Then there’s the husband and wife tandem of Anton Bernardo and Marissa Sanchez whose daughter (Sharlene San Pedro) has a talent for music and is to showbiz inclined.

    Pitiable is the character of Robert “Buboy” Villar, an orphan under the care of an aunt, Irma Adlawan, who maltreats him and wishes him dead. In school, the other kids ostracize him because he has scabies and fresh wounds all the time all over his body. His situation at home is no different and it is revealed later in the story the source of the wounds.

    The place inhabited by these characters is basically quiet — until tragedy strikes. Simultaneously, the school children fall ill and die after eating a snack sold by an old vendor, played by Gloria Romero. A pious woman with a soft spot in her heart for children, she, too, has her own issues at home: Her son, Yul Servo, is planning to leave for abroad just like his siblings and she is against the idea. Little does she realize that a bigger problem is in store for her when she is accused of killing the children with her contaminated kamoteng kahoy.

    The story of Kamoteng Kahoy covers only a short period of time — before and after the poisoning — and this allows Ricardo Lee to have a tighter grip on his script and characters. His material therefore always keeps the viewers interested on the next twist and are forever glued for further character developments.

    Some parts of the film are quite complicated to stage — the actual Mass poisoning in the schoolyard and the hysteria that follows in particular — but trust Maryo J. de los Reyes to efficiently put these together. The film also has a lot of dramatic moments that would move movie audiences to tears, but without necessarily manipulating their emotions. In some instances, lachrymal glands work overtime, especially after recovering from the shock of the whole incident and we realize the pain and hurt that hound the hearts of parents who lost their children to this tragedy.

    But while our heart goes out to those who died and the loved ones they left behind, we also worry about the old woman who faces condemnation for accidentally poisoning the children (even she couldn’t figure out how and why it happened).

    The whole scenario becomes even more heart-wrenching with Ms. Romero cast in the role and playing the part so convincingly. She is most effective in the entire sequence where she shows disappointment over Yul’s decision to seek greener pastures in another country, but is simply magnificent in all those scenes she is being tormented by the townsfolk crying out for blood. After Fuchsia (also produced by APT Films) where she recently won Best Actress in a comedy role (in the Golden Screen Awards), she gives another sterling performance here in Kamoteng Kahoy. Yul, to his credit, also delivers another fine acting job and he is impressive in his scenes with Ms. Romero.

    Also remarkable is the performance of Marissa. I’ve known Marissa to be a brilliant comic on TV, in the movies and on stage where she sings and does comedy routines. It turns out she is just as gifted in the drama department and she shines in the scenes where she grieves over the daughter she loses to food poisoning.

    Two young performers, however, steal the film from the adult characters: Nash and Buboy, who — undeniably — are the two best child actors of this generation. I noticed Nash first when he appeared with Iza Calzado in the Yaya episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll 8 some years back. I got impressed with the kid from then on. Buboy, who first gained prominence as Marian Rivera’s sidekick on Dyesebel, seems to have been born to face the camera. Although he is not likely destined to grow up into a matinee idol, he surely will deliver significant contributions to the entertainment profession through sheer talent. These two boys who become fast friends after the tragedy have such amazing chemistry. They should be cast together more often in future projects.

    Kamoteng Kahoy also features other stars in cameo roles: Luz Valdez as the superintendent, Meryl Soriano as another grieving mother, Julio Diaz and Neal Ryan Sese as priests, Say Alonzo as Gerald’s second wife and other talents most moviegoers had seen in past Maryo J. de los Reyes films. All these personalities on screen show how lives are altered and how strength of character is tested in the face of tragedy.

    Kamoteng Kahoy may not be an extravaganza. It is a simple film set in a small town. But it is one gem of a movie that teaches mercy, compassion and, more importantly, forgiveness. And all that was triggered by this lowly and humble root crop called kamoteng kahoy.


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    waaah gusto ko na syang panoorin... sana pipalabas din ang "Kamoteng Kahoy" dito sa US...

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    Mukhang maganda tlaga 'to! Sana may DVD na!

    Excited na ako mapanood kc galing ni Nash sa teaser! May nabasa pa ko nagsabi mas maganda daw kung buong movie umikot nlang sa character nya.


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    If you missed this movie in it's regular showing....you can catch it again at the UP Film Institute on Sep. 29 (5 pm)!!!

    http://www.upd.edu.ph/~film_institute/sinedirek.html

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