September 20, 2012

"The Mistress" Exceeds P100 Million Mark in 5 Days

 “The Mistress,”  exceeded the P100 million box office mark after its fifth day of nationwide release.  

“The Mistress,” Star Cinema’s latest offering topbilled by Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd is continuing to break records in its second week of screening in 200 cinemas in the Philippines and in selected cinemas in different parts of the world.

Countless moviegoers highly commended Bea and John Lloyd’s first daring film not only because of the incomparable brave portrayal of its lead stars, but also of its very controversial ending captured everyone’s heart that moved the audience to watch “ The Mistress” over and over again.
The Olivia M. Lamasan directorial masterpiece debuted overseas through a jampacked international premiere held in Nice, France with John Lloyd and Bea in attendance.
“Nag-show kami after the screening. Napakabait ng mga Filipino doon. Ang warm ng pag-welcome nila sa amin, first time ko doon,” said Bea who almost cried after learning thay their movie surpassed P100 million in less than one week. “Sabi nila umiyak daw sila, nagustuhan nila ‘yung pelikula sa sobrang nakakatuwa talaga.”

“The Mistress” is set to be shown in selected venues across North America, Middle East, Europe, New Zealand, and Guam. (for the schedule of international screenings, visit www.starcinema.com.ph)

Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board, “The Mistress” is still showing in 200 cinemas nationwide in selected theatres worldwide.

Tagged as John Lloyd and Bea’s bravest film ever, “The Mistress” tackles the controversial issue of infidelity. “Interesting siya kasi marami talagang nasa sitwasyon na ganyan. But it was never an intention to be controversial,” shared Direk Olive. “When it was conceptualized it was simply about a story of a man who falls in love with a woman who happens to be a mistress. We also got interested in what king of mistress or a woman this mistress is to be worthy of this man’s love.”

But what makes "The Mistress" more fascinating is the love triangle among the Sari (Bea), the mistress; Rico (Ronaldo Valdez), the benefactor; and JD (John Lloyd) persistent admirer. 

“In every triangle, it becomes more interesting kung parang level ‘ yung competition ng ka-triangle," said Direk olive. 

“What’s also appealing about the film is that kuwento siya ng flawed characters. All of them are flawed but all of them have a heart and in getting to know them, you would sympathize and empathize with them.”

Aside from John Lloyd, Bea and Ronaldo, also part of “The Mistress” is the multi-awarded actress Hilda Koronel who plays the character of Regina, Rico’s legal wife. Completing the cast are Anita Linda, Carmi Martin, Tony Mabesa, K Brosas, Gabe Mercado, Minnie Aguilar, Nor Domingo, and Clarence Delgado.

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