Lola Igna : more than a beautiful movie, it's a tribute to our senior artists

When was the last time you watched a movie top-billed by our senior actors?

Truth be told, in our country, as the artists grow old in the industry, their chances of getting projects decreases. Only those really famous and well-known up to the current times are given the opportunity to showcase their craft.

Good thing Direk Eduardo Roy Jr. has come up with a film that will feature a granny as the lead character.

Coinciding with the celebration of 100 years of Philippine cinema, Found Films and EMBA Production proudly bring "Lola Igna" - one of three arthouse films under the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Sandaan Showcase. While so much of cinema's history is shaped by the stories beneath the stories, Lola Igna aims to connect with the Filipino moviegoers with important life lessons to learn. The film is headlined by Ms. Angie Ferro, starring Yves Flores, Meryll Soriano, and Maria Ysabel Lopez.

Lola Igna started filming in august 2018; explored the story from the point of view of a granddaughter and a great-grandson and the dynamics of their relationship with their great-great-grandmother. It's about emotions and coping as one nears the end of life.

Living in a secluded hut in the middle of the ricefields Lola Igna is a 118-year old grumpy old woman who just wants to die already, but her neighbors are hung-up on winning the world record for the oldest living grandmother which makes her an instant celebrity. In the middle of all the sudden changes in Lola Ignas's life, she meets Tim, her great-great-grandchild from Ana. Tim is an aspiring vlogger who wants to latch on her now-famous grandmother.

What are their unsolved issues? What are their regrets and what kind of grievances do they have on one another? How will they help each other to move on, live more and love to the fullest? It's time to find oneself and help others in the process.

Lola Igna is written and directed by Edurado Roy, Jr. He has done four-length films as a finalist of Cinemalaya Independent Film festival, namely: Bahay Bata (2011), Quick Change (2013), Pamilya Ordinaryo (2016) and Fuccbois (2019). He has written and directed a romantic comedy film with Star Cinema - Last Fool Show (2019).

Leading the pack of multi-talented actors is the iconic character actress, Ms. Angelica "Angie" Caballero Ferro - started 1969 as a Theater Actor in PETA, where she was one of the pioneer resident actors. Her film and TV credits consist of nearly a hundred, with notable performances on Atsay and Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara. Ms. Angie Ferro is a rare performer who easily moves from theater to TV and radio.

Lola Igna serves as one inspiration to make films that would define the Philippine film industry as it celebrates its 100th year.

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