Ang Larawan Movie stars Candida Marasigan, Rachel Alejandro, and Paulo Avelino. Released internationally as The Portrait Produced by Culturtain Musicat Productions and directed by Loy Arcenas, this musical drama film was based on the 1997 stage play ‘Larawan,’ which was based on National Artist Nick Joaquin’s literary play, ‘A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino’ back in 1950, and won 10 major awards from various award-giving bodies local and abroad.
Ang Larawan Movie Plot Summary
The movie was set up in 1941, while Candida Marasigan (Joanna Ampil) and Paula Marasigan (Rachel Alejandro) are taking care of their aging father Don Lorenzo, as well as the last masterpiece painting he made for them. They have two elder siblings Manolo (Noni Buencamino) and Pepang (Menchu Lauchengco), but they are not living with them and already have families. Paulo Avelino plays Tony Javier, a bodabil pianist, and their tenant.
But because of their struggling finances, most of their visitors convinced them to sell the mysterious painting. This includes Bitoy Camacho (Sandino Martin), a young newspaper journalist who plans to write a story about it, and Senator Perico (Robert Arevalo), their father’s close friend. But no matter how hard they tried, the Marasigan sisters refuse to sell it. Apparently, the painting was never shown in the entire film.
Below is the complete list of awards won by Ang Larawan movie:
2018 Asia-Pacific Film Festival
* Best Art Design
* Best Original Music Score – Ryan Cayabyab
2018 Star Awards for Movies
* Movie Musical Scorer of the Year – Ryan Cayabyab
* New Movie Actress of the Year – Joanna Ampil
2017 Metro Manila Film Festival
* Best Picture
* Best in Production Design – Gino Gonzales
* Best Musical Score – Ryan Cayabyab
* Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award
* Posthumous Special Jury Prize for Nick Joaquin
* Best Actress – Joanna Ampil
Ang Larawan Movie Cast
Joanna Ampil, Rachel Alejandro, Paulo Avelino, Sandino Martin, Cris Villonco, Aicelle Santos, Nonie Buencamino, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Robert Arevalo. Celeste Legaspi, Cara Manglapus, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Rayver Cruz, Ogie Alcasid, Jojit Lorenzo, Dulce, Nanette Inventor, Jaime Fabregas, Bernardo Bernardo, Noel Trinidad, Ma. Elena Mendoza, with cameo role of Mikee Cojuangco, Martin Del Rosario, Ryan Cayabyab, and wife Emmy Punsalan.
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