SA ILALIM NG COGON
"Sa Ilalim ng Cogon" was hailed by internationally renowned film critic Olaf Moller as a "masterpiece. " The bible of film publications, Film
Comment Magazine, lauded the movie as "truly poetic." Firecracker
Magazine of London branded the feature as "memorably uncategorizable" and championed the film as a groundbreaking work that stretched the limits and notions of the genre movie. Now, Sa Ilalim ng Cogon, fresh off its triumphant tour-of-duty in a slew of international film festivals, finally hits our shores.
"Sa Ilalim ng Cogon" is a mystery-horror- thriller that tells the
story of a former soldier named Sam (YUL SERVO) who, in search of his
missing former wife, gets embroiled in a violent heist that climaxes
in a deadly double-cross. Seeking refuge, he finds himself hiding
inside a creepy, run-down mansion. Despairing at his predicament and the mansion's eerie solitude, Sam discovers the young, sexy Katia
(JULIA CLARETE), swimming naked inside the filthy, murky waters of
the mansion's abandoned pool. Following her trail, he confronts her,
and then begins a passionate and torrid affair with this mysterious
and enigmatic girl. Unbeknownst to Sam, he has unwittingly taken the
first, dangerous step to unlocking the mansion's deep mystery and its
former inhabitants' dark and disturbing secrets.
"Sa Ilalim ng Cogon" opens exclusively at Robinsons Galleria Indiesine Cinema 8 on DECEMBER 13, 2006, Wednesday. Tickets are priced at P100.
The film (Sa Ilalim ng Cogon) is presented in conjunction with the Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of the Philippines (IFCP).
Sa Ilalim ng Cogon stars Yul Servo, Julia Clarete, Dido dela Paz, Raul Morit, Eugie Rodriguez, Ramon Bautista, and with the special participation of Joel Torre. Sa Ilalim ng Cogon is directed by Rico Maria Ilarde and produced by Mammu Chua and US-based producer Roger Garcia.
Cinematography is by Louie Quirino, production design by Fritz
Silorio, music by Malek Lopez, and editing by Ron Dale.
Trailer of "Sa Ilalim ng Cogon" is available on this link:
"Ilarde's masterpiece…. .unique and strikingly original." Olaf
Moller, SENSESOFCINEMA. COM
"Has several truly poetic moments…..impressive… " Chris Chang, FILM
"(Cogon is) memorably uncategorizable… .the film blends thriller,
horror and love story into something utterly unlike the sum of its
parts." FIRECRACKER MAGAZINE, London
"Ilarde (is) a visually supple and conceptually imaginative
practicioner of the horror genre." Noel Vera, BUSINESSWORLD
"(Cogon ) is vibrant and chaotic with energy….hopping from genre to
genre like rafts on a river." Erwin Romulo, THE PHILIPPINE STAR
"Tantalizing… .The audience has literally no idea where it's going,
but it's a trip worth taking." Jessica Zafra, 2006 UDINE FAR EAST
FILM FESTIVAL CATALOGUE
"(Sa Ilalim ng Cogon is) shadow and insinuation swimming thick with
melancholic undertows of loves lost." Dodo Dayao, CRITIC/COLUMNIST
For extra information, please email Mammu Chua at
email@example.com. For information about the Independent
Filmmakers Cooperative, or for block bookings, please text or call
cell phone 0917-821-1093.