Juday to play a role in Indie film

A first-timer in Indie film, Juday admitted she is nervous but excited about her new movie. This is her first time to do an independent film for Cinemalaya where in people are keener with their opinions and observations in terms of acting and story.

Judy Ann plays the role of Mariel in “Mga Mumunting Lihim.”

“Iba siya sa iba pang movies na ginawa ko… hindi naman dark pero may misteryo yung character niya,” Juday explained.

“May sarili siyang pananaw sa mga kaibigan niya at sinusulat niya iyon sa journal niya.

“Ang mga Pilipino mahilig sa diary, mahilig magkuwento sa mga kaibigan.

“It’s a good movie kasi makaka-relate lahat ng tao.

“Lahat naman tayo may kaibigan at lahat tayo nagkakaroon ng tampuhan sa mga kaibigan natin,” she added.

Meanwhile her tax evasion case which was filed on 2002 has not yet been resolved. Juday prays for the best.

“I’m hoping for the best.

“Hindi mo naman maibabalik ang panahon na wala kang kaso. It’s already there.

“Wala ka nang magagawa kundi pulutan ng magandang aral.

“Ako, naniniwala na nangyayari ang mga bagay dahil may rason. Sadya siyang mangyayari dahil kailangan siyang mangyari sa iyo.

“At the end of it all, ang sisisihin mo lang ang sarili mo, kasi bakit mo hinayaan? Bakit ka nag-trust?

“Pero at the end of the day, bata ka, e. Akala mo tama ang ginagawa mo.”

Juday wants her case to be a lesson for other celebrities especially to the young stars that they must be responsible and they must know how to handle and pay for their taxes.

RP film named best in Cairo fest

FILIPINO filmmaker Alvin Yapan’s “Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe (The Rapture of Fe)” topped the Digital Competition section of the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival held from Nov. 10-20.

The Filipino film won the Golden Award which comes with a cash prize of $10,000 from one of the top-ranked festivals in the world.

The silver prize went to films from India (“First Time”) and France (“Exile in Paris”). The Golden Pyramid in the main section went to a film from Finland (“Letters to Father Jacob”).

A Special Jury Prize co-winner in this year’s Cinemalaya, “Fe” was cited by Cairo jurors “for its sensitive portrayal of a woman (Irma Adlawan) caught between an abusive husband and an impotent lover… [and for] illuminating our understanding of human relationships.”


5th Cinemalaya opens

MANILA, Philippines – It rained all day on Friday, but this didn’t stop more than 1,000 film buffs from attending the opening of “Cinemalaya Cinco”—the 5th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

A lively atmosphere at the venue helped drown out the inclement weather. The program had a carnival theme with contortionists, jugglers, dancers, puppeteers, fire eaters, and unicycle-riding clowns greeting the audience.