Saturday, January 12, 2008
Ginoong Filipinas 2006, Mister International 2006 semi-finalist and Be Bench Model Search Top 30 finalist Ken Escudero (Vin Asuncion) gets the biggest break in his career as he stars in SIKIL (English title: Unspoken Passion), opposite Will Sandejas and Ashley Silverio.
The movie has been in-production as early as 2006 and was initially shown first quarter of 2007, then premiered at the UP Theater late November of 2007.
And for 2008, it will finally have its regular run on Wednesday, January 16th, at Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8.
Sikil is also one of Philippines' two entries in the ongoing 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival 2008, a star-studded festival in California, USA which started last January 03 and ends on the 14th.
The other Philippine contender is DONSOL, starring Sid Lucero and Angel Aquino.
In 2007, Sikil was also the country's official entries in the 28th Mostra Valencia International Film Festival (October) and 1st Cancun International Film Festival (November).
Never ever lose the rare chance of watching this world-class movie on Wednesday.
Three friends…two young men and a girl…a bizarre love triangle. An almost perfect friendship except for the choices they have to make when childhood love matures and risks to tear them apart. This different love will reveal that sometimes the most important gift is knowing when to let go.
Cast of SIKIL (courtesy of Manila Bulletin):
Ken Escudero – Ginoong Filipinas 2006, from Cavite; holds a BS Marine Engineering diploma from Asian Institute of Maritime Studies; he plays Enzo, the "closet gay prostitute."
Wil Sandejas – a dusky ramp model from Laguna; finished a special course for caregivers; ex–vocalist of Replay Band; Ken’s object of affection;
Ashley Silverio – Amgirl from Olongapo; has appeared in ABS–CBN’s "Panday" and "Close To You." Her real life is a potential telenovela blockbuster. She’s willing to go sexy; plays rival to the closet callboy;
Ethan Javier – of Star Circle Batch 9; has appeared in "Treasure of Yamashita;" finished Business Management at UE; plays the bi-sexual pimp in "Sikil."
Marty Mendoza – Ginoong Nueva Ecija 2003 and Ginoong Filipinas 2003 first runner–up; Nursing student at PCHS; plays a regular bathhouse customer;
Corrine Concepcion – "Eat Bulaga" Little Ms. Philippines finalist on 1998. Consistent honor student from OLGrace Montessori. Taking up voice lessons at Center for Pop Music; plays a sampaguita vendor–pickpocket–shoplifter and caretaker of Adong’s daughter;
Others in the cast are: Justine Wayne Plummer, Angelina Marie Plummer and Reynald Russell Santos with Anita Linda, Sylvia Sanchez, Joy Viado, Sophia Valdez, Andrew Morgan, Harold Montano and many more.
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