Event: Deconstructing Rizal's El Fili, philippine history and poetry: LavStory is an experience so take the #HeleChallenge on March 26 #HeleSaHiwagangHapis

Some facets of the truth hides in the details history. When you read between the lines of history books, you'll be drowned with more curiosity. I've been amazed at how Philippine history books were written when I took Kas1 with Dr.MC Guerrero in college and I'm curious how it'll change my perspective when I take the Hele Challenge tomorrow. Berlinale Film Festival Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis deserves the attention of all because of its underlying messages. Hidden in the characters of Jose Rizal's El Fili is Simoun/Crisostomo Ibarra played by Piolo Pascual and fictional characters like Tikbalang played by Angel Aquino, Bernardo Bernardo and Cherie Gil. John Lloyd Cruz plays Isagani, Susan Africa as Aling Hule, Hazel Orencio as Oryang, Joel Saracho as Mang Karyo, Sid Lucero as Basilio, Alessandra De Rossi as Cesaria Belarmino, Bart Guingona as Kapitan Heneral, Menggie Cobarrubias as Padre Florentino, Ronnie Lazaro as Sebastian Caneo, Karenina Haniel as Aling Rosario, Paul Jake Paule as Bangkero and Ely Buendia as Musikero with more supporting cast members comprise the 8-hour film acclaimed in Berlinale and watched by no other than Hollywood actress Merryl Streep, Clive Owen and film enthusiasts all over the world.
More than the popularity it gained in Berlin Germany, Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis was said to have been recognized featuring similar events that happened in other European countries. Produced by Paul Soriano and directed by Lav Diaz, the cast shared their insights about creating the film revisiting popular characters of history and literature during the Grand Press Conference last Thursday at ABS-CBN. 
When I had a chance to ask why Filipinos need mythological characters to narrate a story Direk Lav Diaz shared the intrinsic creativity of Pinoys in expressing grief and turmoil. Some of us do not understand why we have superstitions like turning shirts inside out when we get lost in the woods. This powerful message alone exudes an unsung cry of the patriot. We have to rediscover the soul of the Filipino especially these days most kids have become indifferent of significant national issues. Is this deconstructing Rizal's literature or simply a poetry of patriotism? This is indeed an important film to watch and we should take the Hele Challenge because we love our country. Don't miss Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis March 26 in selected cinemas:Glorietta 4, Php500, Trinoma Php500, Market Market Php400, Fairview Terraces  Php400, Robinsons Metro East Php300, Robinsons Galleria Php300, Robinsons Place Iloilo Php300, Robinsons Place Bacolod Php300, SM North EDSA Php400, SM City Fairview, Php400, SM Sta.Mesa Php400, SM Megamall Php400, SM Manila Php400, Gaisano Mall Davao Php150, Gaisano Mall of Tagum Php150, Greenhills San Juan Php400, KCC Mall Gensan Php300, Uptown Mall Taguig Php500, Lucky Chinatown Mall Binondo Php400 and Newport Cinemas Resorts World Php500.For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/helesahiwaganghapis/

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