Emir – Filipino Movie Musical
I love watching movies and I love getting in the cinema early so that I get to watch the trailers. One of them starts with a very Filipina looking girl that is obviously about to sing — “Lupang Hinirang,” I think. And it’s not. A movie? Yes it is!
“Emir” tells the story of Amelia, an Ilocana who (like a lot of Filipinos) goes abroad to find a job and (not like a lot of Filipinos) becomes a nanny of a Middle Eastern royal family. It’s directed by noted director Chito Roño and stars Francheska Farr.
This is definitely a movie I’ll be watching when it comes out. WHEN it comes out — I’m not so sure. According to the FDCC website, 1st quarter for 2010 but it’s already May? (Or was it already shown and i was too busy with Clash of the Titans and Iron Man 2?)
In any case, I’m hoping the music by Gary Granada, Jerry Gracio, and Rody Vera turns back the tide of K-pop and the awful crap sung on Philippine daytime variety shows. Also I’m pretty sure we’ll see a stage spin-off of this movie so that should set the local theater scene ablaze again.
Here’s the trailer:
Can’t wait to see it!
EDIT: The movie opens on June 9, 2010 NATIONWIDE!