Emmanuel Quindo Palo‘s “Sta. Niña” starring Coco Martin is an entry under the New Breed Full Length Feature category of Cinemalaya Film Festival 2012.
Aside from Martin, also starring in the Cinemalaya entry are Alessandra de Rossi, Anita Linda, and Angel Aquino with supporting cast which includes Irma Adlawan, Nanding Josef, Lui Manansala, Joe Gruta, Bea Garcia, Dax Alejandro, and Rie Batingana.
Here is the synopsis of “Sta. Niña”:
When Paulino Mungcal and his co-worker in a lahar-filled quarry unexpectedly dig up the remains of his 2-year daughter Marikit, they discover that she showed no signs of decay. Could this be a miracle, and could she — despite death – cure the sick? Inspired by whatever healing power the deceased child may have, Pol asks the church to declare her a saint. But how, when her resurgence stirs up emotions buried by time, and shores up questions about pure love, guilt, sin andsalvation?
Check out the screening schedule of “Sta. Niña” and other Cinemalaya 2012 films here.