Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Nuwebe" a Joseph Israel Laban film shot in Marinduque.

"NUWEBE" filmed in the island of Marinduque

 The much-awaited, most-celebrated and most popular indie film festival in the Philippines is CINEMALAYA Philippine Independent Film Festival 2013.

In the New Breed Category, the film, “NUWEBE” has been included. “Nuwebe” is written and directed by Joseph Israel Laban of Boac, Marinduque. 

Inspired by the actual story of one of the youngest mothers in Philippine history, “Nuwebe” follows the story of Krista who at the tender age of 9 got pregnant from the sexual abuse perpetrated by her own father… 

Behind the scene.

Krista's story is complex. She refuses to see herself as a victim. With an almost documentary style, “Nuwebe” (Siyam) follows Krista’s story as she demonstrates a level of resilience uncommon to her age.  Her mother on the other hand is torn between her love for her child and her love for her husband.

With the Boac River as setting.

“Nuwebe” stars  Nadine Samonte, Jake Cuenca, Anita Linda, Manny CastaƱeda, Mikael Liwag, and Barbara Miguel.

“Nuwebe” was filmed in the island of Marinduque. Showing from July 26 to August 4, 2013, in CCP Theaters, Trinoma and Greenbelt Cinemas.

Director Laban and actor Jake Cuenca.
Actress Nadine Samonte.
Photo credits: Joseph Israel Laban