100 (2008)

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Category:Movies
Genre:Independent
First, their recommendation:
100
A FILM BY CHRIS MARTINEZ

CINEMALAYA PRESENTS A MARTINEZ RIVERA FILMS PRODUCTION
IN ASSOCIATION WITH STRAIGHTSHOOTERS MEDIA, INC.

MYLENE DIZON, EUGENE DOMINGO, TESSIE TOMAS “100” TJ TRINIDAD, RYAN EIGENMANN,


SIMON IBARRA, CECIL PAZ. DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY MANDA, PRODUCTION DESIGNER : ABY JAMNAGUE-RIVERA, EDITOR: IKE VENERACION, COMPOSER FOR ORIGINAL MUSIC: RICCI CHAN, MUSICAL SCORER: BRIAN CUA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MELVIN LEE, PRODUCTION HEAD: GRACE QUISIAS, LINE PRODUCER: MADONNA TARRAYO, CREATIVE SUPERVISOR, MARLON RIVERA, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : MARLON RIVERA CHRIS MARTINEZ, WRITER AND DIRECTOR: CHRIS MARTINEZ.

100 chronicles the last three months of a cancer stricken woman who has a list of things to do before she dies. Her list of tasks, mostly closures and practical undertakings, expands to the worldly and the spiritual as people close to her share her last days. The film examines the betrayal of the body, celebrates the senses and contemplates the end of life and how to live it. A light-hearted, briskly paced, youthful take on a classic subject, 100 stars today’s most exciting performers -- Mylene Dizon, Eugene Domingo, Tessie Tomas, TJ Trinidad, Ryan Eigenmann, Simon Ibarra and others. It is written and directed by Chris Martinez under the creative supervision of Marlon Rivera.



Now, how do I recommend this movie without spoilers? Let me try...

The movie gives us a "light" perspective on death. There's this famous saying(question) that was even mentioned in the movie that goes something like this, "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but how come no one wants to die?"


Instead of sulking in one corner, Joyce (Dizon) decided to live life to the fullest. Although not everything Joyce chose to do is laudable, her positive outlook and her way of preparing her loved ones of the inevitable is admirable.


Mylene Dizon, Eugene Domingo, Tessie Tomas, Ryan Eigenmann and the others were not acting at all because they were able to internalize their characters.


Ryan Eigenmann's character surprised the movie goers, although I had an inkling that was what his role was. Although he has portrayed protagonists before, he is mostly remembered in his villainous roles. It was refreshing to see him as a nice man here. His eyes were very expressive and his voice was very gentle. Somewhere in the movie his hands will be shaking and I almost felt what his character, Emil, was feeling.


Eugene was very natural. It's no wonder that she has lots of movies, tv shows and advertisements nowadays. She is very talented and she deserves to have more acting awards.


Tessie Tomas is very versatile. She can make people laugh and she can make people cry.



TJ Trinidad was perfect for his role.



I was surprised to see Jun King Austria (a former child super star) as Severino here and the boy that played Daniel reminded me of him when he was little.


I could go on and on and on, but I'll end this by saying that this movie, filled will morals and lessons, is a very enjoyable movie. You MUST watch it to find out why.



The movie has won 6 awards so far:


Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival


Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)

2008 Won Audience Award Full-Length Feature-Chris Martinez


Balanghai Trophy Best Actress-Mylene Dizon


Best Director-Chris Martinez


Best Screenplay-Chris Martinez


Best Supporting Actress-Eugene Domingo



Pusan International Film Festival



Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)

2008 Won Audience Award -Chris Martinez


Added in 2015:
The Hardest Part
By Ricci Chan

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