Event: The slit, the waterbed and EVOL at #Kakabakabakaba digitally restored and remastered #SagipPelikula
Technology, if put to good use will help improve the nation-Charo Santos-Concio. When asked what is true then that is still true today during the special screening of the digitally restored and remastered 1980 film Kakabakaba Ka Ba, C1Originals Film Festival Culminating Activity at Trinoma Mall Cinema 1 last Wednesday, Ms Charo Santos-Concio shared her memories of her first onscreen kissing scene with the veteran actor Christoper De Leon.
The film about drugs brought in from Japan to be infused in church bread "hostia" brought back memories of the late actors Johnny Delgado, Jay Ilagan, Moody Diaz and more who died in that era. Buboy Garovillo, Nanette Inventor and Leo Martinez, Joe Jardi and writer Raquel Villavicencio shared also for the first time their experiences making this film banned during the Marcos regime. Armida Sigueon-Reyna who played the Chinese mafia leader was so funny in the film (represented by direk Carlos Sigueon-Reyna). According to Mam Charo, the fashion of having skirts with slits on the side was quite embarassing for her but direk Mike De Leon deemed it significant for the scenes.
I loved the beauty she exuded that seemed to have not withered after 35 years and that scene in the water bed. Ms Sandy Andolong paired with Jay Ilagan was represented by Christopher De Leon who reminded us how funny was the line of "Evol"(love) when they all discovered the secret behind the casette tape. Mr. Ronald Arguelles of Cinema One Channel and Mr Leo Katigbak of Sagip Pelikula-ABS-CBN Restoration announced the upcoming films soon to be available also via iTunes for next year. According to sir Leo Katigbak, Kakakaba Ka Ba is the perfect "recuerdo" of Charo Santos Concio who recently retired as head of the network and the best to end the C1Originals Film Festival according to sir Ronald Arguelles. Kakabakaba Ka Ba is now available for special screening and can be downloaded via iTunes. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/filmrestorationabscbn/