Chito Roño’s follow-up to ‘Feng Shui’ » Manila Bulletin Entertainment


Filmmaker Chito Roño’s latest movie “The Ghost Bride” is the follow-up to his previous blockbuster horror flick “Feng Shui.”

“The Ghost Bride” stars Kim Chiu who’s making a comeback to the horror genre. She starred opposite Vilma Santos in the critically-acclaimed film “The Healing” in 2012.

Chito Roño

“The Ghost Bride,” Star Cinema’s Halloween offering, co-stars Matteo Guidicelli as Kim’s leading man. A movie about the ancient tradition of ghost weddings, “The Ghost Bride’s” appeal was its supernatural element which Chito said he wanted to play on.

“Nagustuhan ko ’yung concept ng arranged marriage (with a ghost) which is supernatural. Gusto kong paglaruan ang concept na ’yun.”

A SCENE from ‘The Ghost Bride’

A SCENE from ‘The Ghost Bride’

It is said that ghost wedding was a practice among the Chinese many years ago but it isn’t done anymore. Asked if she would consider marrying a dead person or a ghost, Kim said she would if forced by circumstance. It was practiced before as a means to meet the financial needs of a family, she explained, “so to help my needy family, I’ll do it.”

“The Ghost Bride” opens tomorrow in theaters nationwide. Also in its cast are Christian Bables, Ina Raymundo, Robert Sena, Cacai Bautista, Isay Alvarez, Nanding Josef, Beverly Salviejo, Luz Fernandez, Victor Silayan, Jerome Ponce, and Mon Confiado.

Spirit of ’67 featured in MLQUAAI reunion

The Spirit of ’67, Aliw Awards Lifetime Achievement Awardee for 2017, will be featured performer at the Manuel L. Quezon University Alumni Association, Inc. Grand Reunion on Nov. 11 at the Pavilion AB, Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong.

Spirit of ’67

Spirit of ’67

Alumni president Atty. Pete S. Principe said the highlight of the special affair, which marks the 70th anniversary of the association, is the awarding of the Top 70 Prominent Quezonians. Fourteen other special awardees will be cited from the different departments including the Schools of Law, Engineering, Architecture, Graduate Studies, Arts and Commerce.

Former PEZA executive director Lilia de Lima will also be honored as 2017 Magsaysay Laureate.

The MLQU is now under new management, the energetic and innovative tandem of chairman Dr. Rizalino Acuzar and Dr. Isagani Germar.

Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Oct. 31, go to Christopher de Leon, Annabelle Rama, Tessie Tomas, Liza Lorena, Mayor Imelda Aguilar, Grace Tamayo, Rene Bisquera, Marites Sapigao, Francisco Gomez de Liano, Atty. Ed Gaddi, Boyet Pasco, Conrado Giron, Manny Zamora, Jocelyn Comandante, Nadine Lustre, and Rory Quintos… Nov. 1: Coco Martin, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Dick Escueta, Jun Peña, Atty. Norberto Capistrano, Cora Perez, Mina Reyes, Gladys Armas, Col. Jimmy Tiu, and singer Nina, and Winnie Cordero…

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