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Indie Film "Boses" showing finally at SM Cinemas on July 31

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I once read that the violin is a musical instrument that can mimic the human voice. From the movie, "Boses," I learned that the violin's body is also like the human body - it has a head, neck, shoulders, and torso. A very interesting comparison, I should say. But there's more to "Boses" than just violins alone which makes the movie very special for me.




"Boses" is the story of the uncanny friendship that blossomed between Onyok (Julian Duque), a battered child, and Ariel (Coke Bolipata), a violinist struggling with the demise of the love of his life (Meryll Soriano). Ariel takes Onyok under his helm and teaches him the violin during the boy's stay in their family home that his sister transformed into shelter for abused children. Amanda (Cherry Pie Picache), Ariel's sister, felt that her brother was pushing Onyok too much and that he's interfering with the the child's reunion with his once abusive father (Ricky Davao) which was what the shelter was preparing Onyok for. Of course, you'll have to watch "Boses" to find out the rest of their story.

Directed by Ellen Ongkeko Marfil, "Boses"  was first shown at the Cinemalaya Film Festival in 2008. The movie is multi-awarded, with honors received from the Golden Screen Awards, Gawad Tanglaw Awards, Star Awards, and Urian Awards. It already made rounds in the international film scene (9 countries) and in local private screenings as well.

Finally, after 5 years, the movie is going to be shown in SM Cinemas starting July 31, 2013. The movie is proudly endorsed by UNICEF, World Vision, the Department of Education (DepED), the Comission on Higher Education (CHEd), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), CBCP Youth, Jesuit Communications, Save The Children - London, One Billion Rising - London, Plan International, and Food for The Hungry.

I do hope you can find time to support this movie. More than anything, the movie enlightens it's audience about the plight of abused children and the people that surround them. I'm sure that it will touch your heart as it did with mine. On a lighter note, the movie might also encourage you to have your children undergo violin classes. Guitars and Guitar Strings at guitar center are cheaper than violins so be prepared for the gastos!


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