One of legendary film director Lino Brocka’s internationally awarded movies, Angela Markado, based on the komiks series of Carlo J. Caparas, is hitting theaters again in a remake starring Andi Eigenmann.
Caparas himself is at the helm of this 2015 version, which comes 35 years after Brocka’s Gawad Urian and Nantes, France’ Three Continents Festival-winning obra, which cast Hilda Koronel in the lead.
A dark drama, Angela Markado is about a woman who, after surviving a gang rape, vows to kill every single one of the five men who ruined her life.
This new version, according to Caparas, who is returning to filmmaking and producing with his wife Donna Villa, is just as powerful as Brocka’s original, but made with the sensibilities of the present-day audience in mind.
“Siyempre iba yung treatment natin for this generation,” said the director.
Meanwhile, Andi, who has headlined several movies for Viva Films already, considers Angela Markado to be the biggest break of her career. Not only is it a remake of a Brocka classic, but it is definitely the most challenging role she has landed to date.
The actress, who comes from the respected Gil/Eigenmann clan of Philippine showbiz, was especially handpicked by Caparas for Angela.
Cast as her rapists are Epi Quizon, Paolo Contis, Felix Roco, Polo Ravales and CJ Caparas.
Angela Markado is a joint production of Viva Films and Oro de Siete Productions, and opens in theaters on December 2.