Jerrold Tarog’s Heneral Luna broke broke many records when it was first screened in cinemas: despite a rough start, it managed to become the highest grossing Filipino historical film of all time, one of the most expensive Filipino epic historical films ever released, and was even selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The story of General Antonio Luna’s bravery and leadership during the Philippine Revolution against the Americans struck a chord among viewers and critics, and everyone is looking forward to its sequel, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, which will focus on Gregorio del Pilar.
Goyo will only start production this year, which means we’ll have to wait a full year before we see it, but there’s going to be a spin-off that will connect it to Heneral Luna. And you can catch it this month. For free. Sort of.
Angelito is a 20-minute movie that tells the story of Luna’s aides-de-camp Jose and Manuel Bernal right after Luna’s assassination. Alex Medina and Art Acuña will return to play these roles, and they will be joined by central characters from Heneral Luna, along with new ones that will appear in Goyo. The story in Angelito is a fictional tale loosely inspired by real events.
The short film will be screened exclusively with the offbeat drama-comedy I’m Drunk, I Love You, starring Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador. It is directed by JP Habac and produced by TBA, which also produced Heneral Luna.
It will be screened starting February 15.
Watch the trailer of I’m Drunk, I Love You below:
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