Filipinos in the UAE are excited for the official release of the remake of the Psychological horror and drama Filipino feature film Lamenstasyon, which was written, acted, produced, directed, marketed, and distributed by Filipinos in the UAE.
The film, which has a running time of 1 hour and 53 minutes, is directed by multi-awarded Filipino director Chino Pereira.
During the premiere night on March 18, several Filipino groups and personalities have graced the event. Representatives from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai were also present at the event.
The film is presented by Upnext Studio, People on The Go in collaboration with Vivamax Middle East, Psychological Association of the Philippines, and Purple and Pink Event.
Regular screening in Reel Cinemas Al Ghurair will be as follows:
April 8 – 8pm
April 9 – 3pm
April 9 – 8pm
Read the synopsis below:
Samuel is a young, zealous, newly graduate chef in Dubai. While his younger brother in the Philippines lacking financial support for his studies and their needs tied up with his avaricious mother oblige him to become the breadwinner of the family. Samuel’s idealistic hope turns into his worst nightmare when his family demands abruptness.
After his mother being engaged in misconduct of finances and resents the rich people around her who can buy their way out and solve their financial issues and oblivious to the hardship Samuel undergoes overseas just to meet such demand. Despite the pleading of Samuel on such scrutinize arrears and such neglect from a heartless mother Samuel falls into great despair and debt. Meanwhile, Samuel’s unraveling plan somehow was to abandon his work and confront his unresponsive mother in times of need.
Soon after Samuel enthralled by the people around him expressing their sympathy and concern turns into strange occurrences that made him distrustful to everyone including himself. With the help of Mang Gerry his roommate who seems to be aware of what’s happening with Samuel. Both meet their end with a peculiar revelation that makes the embodiment of Lamentasyon.
Watch the trailer below: