An Extraordinary Journey for an Ordinary Family


Pamilya Ordinaryo, the victor of the 2016 Cinemalaya Film Festival, will have an international premiere in Venice, Italy, no less.

The Cinemalaya-acclaimed independent film will be shown at Venice Days as part of the Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2016. The film festival will end on September 10, the awarding ceremony being on the same day.

Pamilya Ordinaryo Film Poster. Photo Credit:
Pamilya Ordinaryo Film Poster. Photo Credit:
Pamilya Ordinaryo is a story about two glue-sniffing teens, and their one-month old baby. Their life, though impoverished, was simple. However, complications arise when a cross-dresser abducts their love child.

The main leads are portrayed by Ronwaldo Martin as Aries, and Hasmine Killip as Jane.

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Killip won Best Actress at the 2016 Cinemalaya Film Festival, despite the film being her first foray in lead acting. The film also garnered Best Picture, Best Director for Eduardo Roy Jr., and Best Editing for Carlo Francisco Manatad. It was also awarded the Netpac Jury Prize.

The Cinema Evaluation Board gave it a Grade A, saying that it is “excellent, intelligent and insightful”. Meanwhile, the MTRCB rated it R16 and without cuts.

Pamilya Ordinaryo has also been invited to 10 film festivals around the world, including one in Dhaka, Bangladesh in January 2017. It is set to compete in three more film festivals this year.

Cast members of the film include the following:

  • Maria Isabel Lopez
  • Sue Prado
  • Ruby Ruiz
  • Moira Lang
  • Karl Medina
  • Erlinda Villalobos
  • Domingo Cobarrubias
  • Paolo Rodriguez
  • John Bon Andrew Lentejas
  • John Vincent Servilla
  • Rian Magtaan
  • Myla Monido
  • Alora Sasam
  • Ruth Alferez.

Wouldn’t you say that this is such an extraordinary journey for Pamilya Ordinaryo?

You can check out Pamilya Ordinaryo’s Facebook Page for more information about screening dates.


Charlie Pelaez

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