Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay

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Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay
Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay poster.jpg
Original poster
Directed byAntoinette Jadaone[1]
Produced byJoenathann Alandy
Ronald Arguelles
Daphne Chiu
Written byAntoinette Jadaone
StarringLilia Cuntapay
Music byAyn Marie Dimaya
CinematographyMa. Solita Garcia
Edited byGlenn Ituriaga
Leo Valencia
Production
company
Cinema One, PostManila
Distributed byCinema One
Release date
  • November 2011 (2011-11) (Cinema One Originals Film Festival)
  • October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31) (Philippines)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryPhilippines
LanguageEnglish
Filipino

Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay is a 2011 Philippine mockumentary independent feature film starring Lilia Cuntapay which is written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone.[2][3]

The film won six awards in the 2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival, including a Best Actress award for Cuntapay.[4]

Premise[edit]

The story follows a veteran bit player through the days leading up to a fictionalized awards night where she is nominated as a Best Supporting Actress for the very first time in her 30-year career.[5]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and Internet websites.

Karen of Audrey Magazine.com gave the film positive response saying “Six Degrees will have you laughing and feeling good throughout. Whether her portrayal in this mockumentary is just part of the show or not, Cuntapay comes off as very adorable, quirky, and imaginative.”[6]

Philbert Ortiz Dy of the Click in the City.com wrote, "It is a film that I will be recommending to people for years to come. Beyond the fact that it’s funny and smart and well made, I feel that it is representative of everything that I dream of for the new Filipino cinema."[7]

Jowana of Jowanabueser.com enjoyed the film and wrote, "films like this are an indication Philippine Cinema is far from dead. No. It is not dead because LILIA CUNTAPAY is rockin’ it like a mad ghost."[8]

Francis Joseph Cruz of ABS-CBN News positively reacted both to the film and Cuntapay and also written, "Jadaone’s film, rooted in that fantasy that someone who has persisted for so long like Lilia Cuntapay may actually cross-over to be pitted against established and talented actresses in a glittery awards ceremonies, is a heartfelt tribute to each and every person who dared to dream dreams as big (and probably far-fetched) as the ones dreamt by Lilia Cuntapay."[9]

Both the film and Cuntapay as a celebrity were big hits with the festival audience in Italy and South Korea.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee Result Ref(s)
2011 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival Best Actress Lilia Cuntapay Won
[11]
Best Supporting Actress Geraldine Villamil Won
[11]
Best Screenplay Won
[11]
Best Editing Won
[11]
Audience Choice Award Won
[11]
Special Jury Prize Won
[11]
2012 35th Gawad URIAN Awards Best Picture Nominated
[12]
Best Director Antoinette Jadaone Nominated
[12]
Best Actress Lilia Cuntapay Nominated
[12]
Best Screenplay Antoinette Jadaone Nominated
[12]
Best Production Design Rodrigo Ricio Nominated
[12]
Best Film Editing Leo Valencia
Glenn Ituriaga
Nominated
[12]
Udine Far East Film Festival Official Selection Won
[11]
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival Official Selection Won
[13]
Busan International Film Festival Official Selection
A Window on Asian Cinema
Won
[14]
Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Exhibition Won
[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramos, Neil (2011-04-20). "Diverse set of filmmakers comprise finalists in this year's Cinema One Originals". Entertainment Showbiz. Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  2. ^ "Aboitiz Cup opens its doors to all". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay". Far East Film. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  4. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (2011-11-14). "Veteran horror movie extra Lilia Cuntapay wins big in Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival 2011 awards". News. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  5. ^ Cruz, Marinel R. (16 May 2012). "The ballad of Lilia Cuntapay". The Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  6. ^ Karen (20 June 2012). "New Filipino Cinema Review: 'Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay'". Audrey Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  7. ^ Ortiz Dy, Philbert (31 October 2012). "Movie Review for Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay: The Truth in the Fiction". Click the City. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  8. ^ Jowana (8 December 2011). "movie review: six degrees of separation from lilia cuntapay". Jowanabueser.com. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  9. ^ Cruz, Francis Joseph (31 October 2012). "Review: Rooting for Lilia Cuntapay". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  10. ^ ""Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay": A Day in the Life of a Horror Movie Extra". ABS-CBN. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Ching, Mark Angelo (15 November 2011). "Veteran horror movie extra Lilia Cuntapay wins big in Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival 2011 awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Nominees for 35th Gawad Urian revealed". ABS-CBN News. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay". Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  14. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (31 October 2012). "Filipina 'aswang' a star in Busan". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  15. ^ Palaganas, Joana (18 July 2012). "Road to Cinemalaya: Films in exhibition and full schedule". Yahoo! OMG. Retrieved 1 November 2012.

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