ABS-CBN Film Restoration’s Sagip Pelikula continues to celebrate the rich legacy of Philippine cinema by partnering with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Manila Metropolitan Theater (MET), bringing back restored classics on the big screen through the free public screening event “Mga Hiyas ng Sineng Pilipino.”
The collaborative event’s first leg, which happened on February 20 (Sunday) at the re-opened Metropolitan Theater, featured screenings of beloved Pinoy classic films that have been newly scanned and enhanced using the latest technology for today’s generation of moviegoers to appreciate the beauty of Philippine cinema throughout the years.
Among the films to be shown at the MET is Star Cinema’s 1995 award-winning romantic-drama hit Sana Maulit Muli, starring the sought-after pairing of Aga Mulach and Lea Salonga, courtesy of Sagip Pelikula.
Alongside Sana Maulit Muli, viewers can also watch other restored classics courtesy of the FDCP and the Philippine Film Archive (PFA), with titles Dalagang Ilocana (1954) starring Gloria Romero, Dolphy, Ric Rodrigo, and Tita de Villa and directed by Olive La Torre; and Pagdating sa Dulo (1971) helmed by National Artist Ishmael Bernal and top-billed by Rita Gomez, Eddie Garcia, Vic Vargas, Rosemarie Gil, and Ronaldo Valdez, among many others.
ABS-CBN Film Restoration celebrated its tenth year of restoring and remastering films from directors and writers of note for today’s viewers to appreciate through its Sagip Pelikula initiative. These efforts have earned multiple recognitions from award-giving bodies worldwide, including the prestigious Gold Quill Award given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Gawad Pedro Bucaneg from Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), and most recently the Gawad PASADO sa Pagsisinop ng mga De Kalibreng Pelikula distinction from the 23rd Gawad PASADO organized by Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro (PASADO).
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