Sometimes good intentions bring bad luck. I have reflected on my own good intentions attending Batangas' Governor Vilma Santos' first Bloggers Conference for the horror movie, "The Healing" at ABS-CBN today. Directed by world-acclaimed Chito Roño and written by Roy Iglesias, Star Cinema's "The Healing" stars Kim Chiu, Daria Ramirez,Janice De Belen, Mark Gil, Joel Torre, Martin Del Rosario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, Carmi Martin and Pokwang. The Healing tells a story of the Filipino tradition on faith healing for guidance and treatment of ailments and although the movie is fictitious and does not claim to compare to documentaries long before shown about the culture of Filipinos on rituals and supernaturals, the movie promises to teach children and the not-so-young how poverty deprives the Filipino of basic health necessities.
First for Gov. Vi to have a blogcon, writer Roy Iglesias was surprised as well as the bloggers tried to ask questions on the socio-political implications of the movie in general. First in Philippine cinema to have two ratings by the MTRCB, R13 and R18, Star Cinema's "The Healing" showing on July 25 is a movie that's really worth the suspense and excitement.
For your information, R-13 is strictly for `13 years old and up. The Healing's R-13 is quite sanitized with less gore and less violence to help our school children be guided when watching the movie. R-18 is the Director's Cut which I also believe should be recommended to watch to better appreciate it's art and its presentation as an effective truly iconic suspense-horror flick. Be healed from ignorance and watch "The Healing".