Heneral Luna (lit. General Luna) is a 2015 Filipino historical biopic film depicting General Antonio Luna’s leadership of the Philippine Revolutionary Army during the Philippine–American War.
Directed by Jerrold Tarog and produced by Artikulo Uno Productions, the film received critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike, praising its cinematography, writing, acting, and plot. The film was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.
With a production budget of 80 million pesos, it is one of the most expensive Filipino epic historical films ever released. On September 29, 2015, it broke the previous record of ₱160 million to become the highest grossing Filipino historical film of all time.
The film’s critical and commercial success spawned the sequel Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, which chronicles the life of the titular Gregorio Del Pilar during the Philippine–American War. The film received many awards including the Best Actor Award at the 10th Asian Film Awards for John Arcilla.
Heneral Luna Synopsis
The film is loosely based on the life of General Antonio Luna. Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Luna faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen.
Heneral Luna Main Cast
John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, Epy Quizon, Alvin Anson, Nonie Buencamino, Leo Martinez, Joem Bascon, Art Acuña, Alex Medina, Archie Alemania, Ronnie Lazaro, and others.
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