Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thelma.... an inspiration to us all

After years and years of Philippine film making, finally a film worthy of praise and distinction.  From an up and promising director Paul Soriano comes "Thelma", starring Ms. Maja Salvador as Thelma.

THELMA (Maja Salvador) loves running. She runs in the fields of her hometown of Ilocos Norte. It’s the one thing that sets her free from a life of feeling unwanted and invisible to her family. A mischievous, tomboyish teenage barrio girl, Thelma isn’t what people expected her to be -- her farmer father, Aldo (John Arcilla) wanted a son; and her mother, Floring (Tetchie Agbayani) was in the middle of a possible athletic running career when she came along. She lives in the shadow of her younger sister Hannah (Eliza Pineda) who is smarter and favored by her parents. Despite her hidden envy of her, Thelma loves Hannah and they are the best of friends. 

But due to unforeseen events, sets Thelma on a journey to use her gift of strength and speed, to run for her sister’s possible recovery because of a freak accident, for her family’s hope to rise from desperate poverty, and to redeem herself from the past. She is forced to grow up, study and work hard, learn, be disciplined and focus. Thelma runs and wins all the way to Manila, where she grows into a beautiful, young, female athlete, with new horizons and challenges. 

Tetchie, a veteran actress of all time, has nothing but praises for the young Director Paul Soriano, in realizing his vision to make this movie a reality, and as Paul also speaks high words for Maja, who went through a rigorous training camp with star Ms. Elma Muros - Posadas, who is also in the film, her dedication to her role proved beneficial in making this film a success.

Catch Thelma at your favorite theaters, showing nationwide starting today Sept. 7, 2011.  Watch and be inspired.

THELMA is the first film under Time Horizon, in cooperation with Abracadabra and Underground Logic.  Distributed by Star Cinema.

The casts of Thelma at the blogger's meet
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