Tulad Ng Dati, Best Film at Cinemalaya 2006, opens today at SM digital theatres in Megamall, Mall of Asia, Southmall, Manila, Sta. Mesa, Fairview, Pampanga, Clark, Cebu, Davao, San Lazaro. Megamall will be screening a 35mm print.
Directed by Mike Sandejas, Tulad Ng Dati stars the Filipino rock band The Dawn. In the late 80s, at the height of their fame, the band’s leader Teddy Diaz was murdered. The remaining members decided to carry on, but disbanded in 1995. They reunited in 2000.
The movie opens in 2006. Vocalist Jett Pangan has lost his passion for music and considers retiring from the band. One night he is assaulted by burglars and falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he has no memory of his life after 1988. All he knows is that he’s 20, Teddy is alive, and he’s at the peak of his career.
Also opening today: Guillermo del Toro’s tough, unsparing, and altogether wonderful tale, Pan’s Labyrinth. In a Spain torn apart by civil war, a little girl takes refuge in a fantasy world. Fascism has no weapons against the imagination.