..."Ikaw at Ako" - Johnoy Danao
Arnold Reyes stars for indie film Kasal, directed by Jay Altarejos and written by Zig Dulay.
Arnold is a Backroom artist since he started his career as a theater actor.
The controversial role
Arnold reveals he is the third actor to be chosen to play Sherwin, a lawyer. First it was Polo Ravales, then Mike Liwag.
“Ako na‘yung pangatlo. Actually, medyo kinakabahan ako kasi sabi ko, baka hindi din ako magustuhan. Pero ang mahalaga sa akin ay yung character. Mas nag focus ako dun sa significance nung character ko sa movie” 2009 Cinemalaya’s Best Supporting Actor said on Thursday at the pocket press-con held in Tiago' s Tomas Morato.
When asked about portraying gay roles he shared that it is his third time to portray a gay character. The first was in Imoral by Adolf Alix, where his screen partner was Paolo Paraiso.
The second was in Muli, where he co-starred opposite Sid Lucero, also directed by Adolf Alix from a script by the Palanca award-winning Jerry Gracio.
Arnold has had an official entry every year since the Cinemalaya Film Festival began 10 years ago.
On Director Jay Altarejos
'Marami at malaki ang naitulong niya sa amin ni Mhyco kasi siya yung nakakakita nung kabuuan, siya yung may vision kaya siya yung naging guide namin every step of the way sa paggawa ng pelikula, yung ginawa niyang briefing sa amin sobrang mahalaga yun. Talagang pinapaintindi nya sa amin kung bakit kailangang gawin yung bawat eksena kaya naging mas madali, maluwag para sa amin para gawin iyon. Gusto ni Jay, maging realistic ‘yung scenes namin.'
The story of 'Kasal'
It revolves around a gay couple—Paolo, a film director, and Sherwin, a lawyer—whose relationship becomes complicated when one of them sounds off about wanting to get married. They are accepted as a couple in Paolo’s family, but in Sherwin’s, they are not. Their troubles begin when they attend a wedding of one of Sherwin’s relatives.
Kasal will be screened at various venues, including Trinoma Cinemas, to make the Cinemalaya films more accessible to the public. It also stars Oliver Aquino, Rita Avila, Ruby Ruiz, Maureen Mauricio, Rener Concepcion, Ron Cieno, Christine Florendo, Sue Prado and Natileigh Sitoy.
Kasal is an official entry to the Directors Showcase section of the 2014 Cinemalaya
August 2, 2014 03:30 PM | CCP Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino) 04:00 PM | Trinoma Cinema 1
August 3, 2014 06:30 PM | Alabang Town Center Cinema 4 06:30 PM | Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4
August 4, 2014 03:30 PM | CCP Studio Theater (Tanghalang Huseng Batute) 06:30 PM | Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5 06:30 PM | Fairview Terraces Cinema 5
August 5, 2014 04:00 PM | Trinoma Cinema 4 06:15 PM | CCP MKP Hall 09:00 PM | CCP Main Theatre (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)
August 6, 2014 09:00 PM | Alabang Town Center Cinema 4 09:00 PM | Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4
August 7, 2014 04:00 PM | Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5 06:30 PM | Trinoma Cinema 1 09:00 PM | CCP MKP Hall
August 8, 2014 10:00 AM | CCP Main Theatre (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) 09:00 PM | CCP Studio Theater (Tanghalang Huseng Batute) 09:00 PM | Trinoma Cinema 4
August 9, 2014 04:00 PM | Fairview Terraces Cinema 5
Watch my video interview with Arnold Reyes
“Kasal” Official Trailer: