ABS-CBN Film Restoration honors the legacy of Philippine cinema’s Diamond Star, Maricel Soriano, in the latest edition of “Sagip Pelikula Spotlight” on KTX, featuring the premiere of her digitally restored film “Ama, Ina, Anak” on April 26 (Tuesday).
Apart from “Ama, Ina, Anak,” today’s audiences can catch more of her restored hits on KTX the following day, including “T2,” “Kung Kaya Mo, Kaya Ko Rin,” “Mila,” “Separada,” “A Love Story,” among many others—all featuring a preshow interview with Maricel herself.
“Sagip Pelikula Spotlight” is an online commemorative event organized by ABS-CBN Film Restoration that honors prominent and notable figures in Philippine cinema by premiering their restored classic works. It first featured some of the industry’s finest icons, including veteran actor Christopher de Leon, renowned screenwriter Ricky Lee and the Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos-Recto.
Maricel thanked ABS-CBN for its efforts in treasuring Filipino classics and her fans for their unwavering support throughout her illustrious showbiz career. She also hopes for today’s audiences to continue appreciating these restored Pinoy box-office hits.
“I hope that today’s audiences would continue to appreciate these restored films and the effort put in to make these possible. I also thank ABS-CBN, which we continuously pray for during these times. And of course, thank you to all of my fans. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Because of you, that’s the reason why I’m here. I’m still here, and I will always be here in this industry,” Maricel shared in an interview with ABS-CBN Film Restoration head Leo Katigbak.
In the same interview, Maricel shared that despite mulling retirement, she is always up for another project in the books as she cannot turn away just yet from the industry she grew up in.
Its latest installment will kick off with the premiere of Star Cinema’s 1996 family-drama film “Ama, Ina, Anak,” starring Maricel together with Edu Manzano and Angelica Panganiban.
Written and directed by veteran filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes, the story revolves around Marilen (Maricel) and Santi (Edu), a childless married couple desperate to have one of their own. They then adopted a child named Isabel (Angelica) and treated her like their own daughter.
The couple continued to try making a child of their own. Following several miscarriages, Marilen finally becomes pregnant with their infant son but almost loses him twice due to Isabel’s fault—making Santi despise his adopted daughter to the anguish of his wife and her immediate relatives.
Left distraught by her father’s actions, how can Isabel’s innocent mind cope with the feeling of being unloved?
Also starring in the film are Rico Yan, Jolina Magdangal, Stefano Mori, Cherry Pie Picache, Teresa Loyzaga, Jackie Lou Blanco, Ogie Diaz, Nonie Buencamino, Subas Herrero, Lulu Arieta, Olga Natividad, Angie Castrence, Mon Confiado, and Boots Anson-Roa.
Catch the online premiere of “Ama, Ina, Anak,” featuring an exclusive one-on-one preshow interview with the Diamond Star on April 26, 7:30 PM, on KTX.ph.
Tickets are now available at https://bit.ly/AmaInaAnakOnKTX for only P150.
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).