Nora Aunor starrer opens Cine Filipino 2016, to start commercial run on April 6, 2016

After what seems to be two years “in-the-making,” Superstar  Nora Aunor’s headlining political thriller will have its world premiere at Cine Filipino Film Festival today, March 15, at Resorts World Manila, in Pasay City. It will be formally opening the 2-year old independent Manila-based film festival. Written by Rody Vera and directed by Adolf Alix Jr., Whistleblower tells the story of three women who have to defy the odds in the face of greed and corruption to expose the truth. Aunor shares the top-billing with Cherry Pie Picache and Angelica Panganiban.

Portraying the role of an accountant on the verge of exposing a cycle of corruption, Aunor is expected to deliver yet another award-winning performance. Whistleblower follows closely the real-life sociopolitical scenario that reflects the corruption-addled Philippine society. Alix, a filmmaker known for churning out dramatically sensible storytelling, creates his most politically perceptive feature.

Originally slated as Aunor/Alix entry to Metro Manila Film Festival, it was a tough check when the annual filmfest dropped Whistleblower from the list, following the Superstar’s heartbreaking exclusion from that year’s recent conferment  of National Artists. Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that an insider disclosed that the film was deemed “too serious” and a “tough sell” for the festival’s mainstream audiences.

Whistleblower will be widely-shown in commercial theaters starting April 6, just in time for the upcoming National Elections. It features seasoned thespians such as Laurice Guillen, Art Acuña, Benjamin Alves, Carlo Aquino, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Bernardo Bernardo, Minda Casagan,Menggie Cobarrubias, Ricky Davao, Cogie Domingo, Ina Feleo, Ronnie Henares, Glenda Kennedy, Vangie Labalan, Celeste Legaspi, Anita Linda, Gigi Locsin, Liza Lorena, Gerald Madrid, Pancho Magno, Dennis Marasigan, Allan Paule, Leo Rialp, John Rendez, Rosanna Roces, Flor Salanga, Lloyd Samartino, Yul Servo, Erlinda Villalobos, Lauren Young, Yan Yuzon, and Kevin Zonnenberg.

From a confirmed source, Nora Aunor is also currently doing another epic drama in her hometown Bicol with an award-winning matinee idol, which is written and directed by another internationally acclaimed independent filmmaker. 
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