Aloy Adlawan‘s “Ang Katiwala” (The Caretaker) starring Dennis Trillo is a finalist in the New Breed category of 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.
Also starring in “Ang Katiwala” are Althea Vega and Ronnie Lazaro under the screenplay and direction of Aloy Adlawan.
Here is the synopsis of the film:
Ruben (Dennis Trillo) loses his job as a carpenter in a small town in Quezon where he lives with his wife Edna (Althea Vega) and their 10-year old son, Budoy (Miggs Cuaderno). Desperate to make ends meet, he accepts a job as a caretaker of an abandoned property inQuezon City. Ruben soon finds out that the previous owner of the house is an important figure in the country’s history. When he is interviewed by a TV reporter about this historical figure, Ruben feels embarrassed that he knows nothing about him.
Ruben soon starts reading up to get to know more about the life of this person, his accomplishments and what he has done for the people. Ruben’s fascination about the person’s life and his inevitable hero-worship irks the only friend he has in the sprawling compound, the night-shift security guard, Gimo (Ronnie Lazaro), who jokes that Ruben is slowly being possessed by the soul of his new hero.
Writer-director Aloy Adlawan previously worked with Dennis Trillo on the GMA-7 teleserye Magdusa Ka (2008), where Adlawan served as head writer. He pointed out that he wrote the script for “Ang Katiwala” with Trillo in mind.