MANILA — The "hugot" blockbuster "That Thing Called Tadhana" is just one of nearly a dozen Cinema One productions that are available to stream, for free, on its YouTube channel.
Over the past year, the ABS-CBN film outfit has been releasing full movies and documentaries from its past film festivals.
With 11 Cinema One films accessible on YouTube right now — plus iWant's rich library of free movies — Filipinos who are staying home amid government measures against the coronavirus pandemic will have plenty of content to consume meantime.
Here's a glance at the films released in full on Cinema One's YouTube page:
Anak ni Brocka (2005)
"A group of journalists score a scoop when they meet a 20-year-old man claiming to be the son of the late National Artist for Film Lino Brocka."
Sa North Diversion Road (2005)
"A man and a woman play 10 different characters in ten scenes, all of which take place in a car traveling along the North Diversion Road. Together, they go on a journey to self-discovery about love and redemption."
"Marisa lives alone in the dark with an even darker secret. Her only contact to the outside world are her patients, who come and go, oblivious of the fate of the fetuses Marisa extracts from them. A complication besetting one of her patients threatens Marisa's reclusive world. She fights back to protect it."
"A poor church photographer wanders into the harsh realities of life in the city of old Manila. His camera is stolen by a kid. He encounters intimidation in his search for the child and goes through other misadventures."
"The state university's college entrance exam acronym becomes a coming-of-age melodrama that shows the dreams and aspirations, hopes and fears, and the roads in the academe teens take to make it in college."
Rome and Juliet (2006)
"Two women — the bride and her wedding planner — become enmeshed in a lesbian affair as they make preparations for the event."
"In this horror drama, a young girl develops an unknown infection that causes her to evolve into a horrifying monster."
"This mockumentary features fictional character and filmmaker Ryan Pastor, who meets former mayor Lito Caliso while on his way to Cebu to document the Sinulog Festival. Lito then confesses—in front of Ryan's camera—all the crimes he committed while in office."
Documentary: Ganito Kami Muli
A documentary about Eddie Romero's classic film "Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?".
Documentary: Himala Ngayon
A documentary about Ishmael Bernal's iconic film "Himala".