MANILA – A short film spinoff that serves as a bridge to the upcoming biopic of Gregorio del Pilar is set to be released in theaters nationwide.
Titled “Angelito,” the 20-minute movie will be released exclusively with the offbeat romantic-comedy “I’m Drunk, I Love You,” which opens on February 15.
According to the official Facebook page of “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral," “Angelito” tells the story of Antonio Luna’s aides-de-camp Jose and Manuel Bernal right after Luna’s assassination.
Film director Jerrold Tarog, who also directed “Heneral Luna,” said this is a “fictional tale loosely inspired by real events.”
Playing the Bernal brothers are Alex Medina and Art Acuña.
“We cannot thank the public enough for making ‘Heneral Luna’ one of the biggest films in Philippine cinema. This is just one of the many ways we can show how proud and thankful we are to everyone who embraced this film,” said E.A. Rocha, chief executive of producer TBA.
“Filipinos deserve to see good, quality movies! Come February 15, for a single ticket price, they’re going to see not just one, but two beautiful, memorable films—‘I’m Drunk, I Love You’ and ‘Angelito.’”
Paulo Avelino, who stars in “I’m Drunk, I Love You,” is slated to play the hero del Pilar in “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral," which will begin filming soon.