Biktima Press Conference

Chances of being in a press conference is limited and being there gives a writer a heads up on what to write about the upcoming movie and I’m fortunate enough to be part of the new media covering this press conference of the movie “Biktima”.

Cast by two of Philippine cinema’s reliable performers Cesar Montano and Angel Aquino join forces with a young and passionate director, RD Alba in a dramatic thriller movie titled as “Biktima” which hits theaters on September 19. Shot entirely in picturesque yet perilous Bohol, which happens to be Cesar Montano’s hometown.

The story of Biktima is about a female TV reported named Alice de la Cruz which was played by Angel Aquino who wants to make something else outside of her being a wife and a mother. As a news journalist for a local TV channel, Alice sets off on a dangerous trek to the island of Kamandao in Bohol against her husband Mark’s (played by Cesar Montano) warning.

In the midst of an attack by insurgents, Alice is believed to have died in the ambush with her fellow reporters. Devastated and left to care for their son, Alice’s husband Mark turns to the former’s best friend Sandra, which was played by Mercedes Cabral, for solace and love.

Things seem to have gone back to normal for Mark and Sandra until Alice is found alive after six months, her memory almost totally erased. Husband and wife get back together but then the missing pieces of what happened in the months that she disappeared fall into place and this triggers psychological scars to unravel and gradually erupt into an explosive crescendo. The turn of the story starts.

Together with other actors and actress Sunshine Cruz, Ricky Davao and British-born actor Philip Anthony fills up the casts of Biktima.