Viva Films’ Adan is a riveting psychological erotic thriller about a naive provincial lass who plans to murder her father for independence accidentally making her girl best friend to assist.
A story by Yam Laranas, it stars former beauty queen Cindy Miranda and showbiz newbie Rhen Escaño.
In the movie, Rhen and Cindy play Ellen and Marian, respectively. They are best friends who grew up together.
Their friendship is the only thing that brings happiness to Ellen who yearns to be free from the clutches of her father, Amang Lucas (Bembol Roco), and their impoverished life in the countryside.
When Ellen finally attains freedom, she lives a life of excitement with Marian. Their closeness develops into a sexually-charged romance.
Bonded like never before, the best friends-turned-lovers soon face a threat that will test their relationship.
Ellen is suspected by police inspector Abraham (Epi Quizon) to have killed her father. He’ll do anything to solve the case, but he cannot help but be attracted to Ellen’s beauty.
Ellen and Marian are now on the run. With their lives on the line, they start to doubt each other and turn against each other. Their love becomes tainted by secrets and lies.
In this erotic thriller, Cindy Miranda proves just how serious she is about acting, especially because she shares a number of torrid kissing scenes with Rhen. She said in an interview, “I love acting, and I think I can do anything just to prove that I really love my craft.”
She commended her co-star Rhen for being professional in doing their intimate scenes.
“I have never kissed another girl before, but because Rhen is very professional, I didn’t feel any kind of awkwardness doing our scenes together.”
Under the direction of Roman Perez, Jr., the scenes come out “flawless” according to Cindy. Prior to this film, Perez wrote and directed Sol Searching, which won the People’s Choice Award in 2018 ToFarm Film. The first film he directed was “#Ewankosau Saranghaeyo” in 2015. Adan is his third directorial project.
Perez served as an assistant director of Yam Laranas in the Anne Curtis-starrer blockbuster film Aurora. His filmography as an A.D. includes various television shows like Maalaala Mo Kaya, Ipaglaban Mo, and films like Lilet Never Happened (2012) which competed in international film festivals and received five awards including Best Film.
With over a decade of experience in TV and movie production, theatre plays and advertising, director Perez advocates the development of alternative theater and filmmaking.
From Viva Films, in cooperation with Aliud Entertainment and ImaginePerSecond, Adan unspools today in cinemas nationwide.
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Ka Tunying’s successful rebranding
On Friday, Ka Tunying’s announced, via a show held at SM North The Block, that it is now a full-service restaurant ready to serve more Filipinos their favorite home-cooked meals.
Together with its new look and logo, the all-new Ka Tunying’s carries the tagline “Panlasang Makabayan” and this relaunch of the restaurant was celebrated through an event, Panlasang Makabayan Day, the first-ever of its kind.
The event aimed to preserve and promote Filipino food, in a time when most Pinoys are saturated with an array of different global cuisines and food trends. Ka Tunying’s mission also reinforces the Department of Tourism’s global campaign to support our rich cuisine and dining culture with the hashtag, #EatsmorefuninthePhilippines.
At the event, restaurant owners Anthony and Rossel Taberna, also shared how the business continues to grow by sharing the opening of their 9th and 10th branch, the NAIA Terminal 3 Domestic Area branch that recently opened and the soon to open flagship branch in Tagaytay this December.
Ka Tunying’s has also formed partnerships with other businesses, an example of which is with Genesis Bus, where Ka Tunying’s supplies their bread to passengers on board.
Ka Tunying’s also caught the support of makabayan stars and personalities who graced the event and took an oath to stand for promoting local taste, including Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat, ABS-CBN News reporter Pia Gutierrez, crooner Richard Poon, DZMM and Umagang Kay Ganda host Tina Marasigan.
Model and mommy vloggers Melissa Ricks and Helga Krapf, beauty queens Angelee Delos Reyes and MJ Lastimosa, comediansLong Mejia and Janus Del Prado, Umagang Kay Ganda’s host Ariel Ureta, Pat and Roxy, and Guerrero 2 movie stars Mia Suarez and Genesis Gomez played the “pinoytastic” games at the event.
While crooner Richard Poon, Battle MC Rapido, actress-dancer AC Bonifacio, Eat Bulaga’s Mr. Pogi Nico Nicolas, It’s ShowtimeBida Man Jiro Custodio, MYX Vj Ai Dela Cruz and INC TV Deo and Bambi gave the audience a treat with their amazing performances.
To know more about Ka Tunying’s, customers may check their all new website at katunyings.ph, Facebook or Instagram pages @katunyingsph or call 8366-1342.
You may also visit any of the following branches: Ka Tunying’s Visayas Avenue, Ka Tunying’s Mega Mall, Ka Tunying’s Sm North Edsa, North Towers, Ka Tunying’s NAIA Terminal 3 Food Hall,Ka Tunying’s Junior- Naia Terminal 3 Departure, Clark International Airport, Sta. Rosa Nueva Ecija, San Isidro Nueva Ecija At Naia Terminal 2 International Departure.
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