Rocco Nacino, who won several acting awards from his first Cinemalaya movie in 2011, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa, will once again prove that he's worth the awards and praises he continuously gets.
On this year's Cinemalaya, Rocco will be playing the role of an abducted farmer activist, Jonas Burgos in the movie Burgos. The movie is an advocacy film based on a true-to-life story of Mrs. Edita Burgos' tireless search for truth.
Burgos not only tackles the family's search for Jonas, but it also depicts the people's social and political realities.
Photos in this article show the torture scenes brilliantly executed by Rocco. Yes, Rocco opted not to have a double in this scene.
Playing Mrs. Edita Burgos is grandslam actress, Lorna Tolentino. The cast also includes Tirso Cruz III, Allen Dizon, Dimples Romana, Bangs Garcia, Kerbie Zamora and Ina Feleo.
Catch Burgos as Cinemalaya's Closing Film this August 3, Saturday at 9:00 PM in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theatre. Produced by Heaven's Best Entertainment Productions, Burgos is written by Ricky Lee and directed by Joel Lamangan.
Also, on August 26, there will be screenings at the Karapatan office to raise funds for the Free Jonas Burgos Movement.
Here's the official trailer:
Credits to Mr. Dennis C. Evangelista for the photos.