‘Sapi’ opens Nov. 6 at SM Cinemas-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
SAPI, acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza’s latest film, opens at SM Cinemas beginning Nov. 6. A co-production between Solar Films and Centerstage Productions, the film depicts the phenomenon of possession vis a vis the frightening realities of everyday life.
In the film, Sarimanok Broadcasting Network (SBN) needs a miracle to stay alive in the competition with its rival station Philippine Broadcasting Channel eating up the TV audience’s major share. SBN’s news team finds that documenting an actual spiritual possession could be their only hope.
Tasked to head the documentary production is Meryll Flores (Meryll Soriano), a trainee TV executive producer, along with Dennis Marquez (Dennis Trillo), the reporter.
Needless to say, the success of the project will also secure their eventual promotion in the company.
Reality is profoundly stranger than fiction, as Sapi offers not only horrifying cases of exorcism, but most importantly, uses the said occult phenomenon as a metaphor for the appalling state of Philippine government. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 30, 2013.