Nang Em •77Directed by Maria S. Ranillo
Nang Em •77 witnesses how an 85-year-old woman tries to survive along through the quarantine. While she sometimes falls into depression and anxiety, she fights through these negatives. The film will open eyes to a full understanding of being “old” in the time of “new.” During these trying times, a lot of people’s mental and physical health are tested. In this light drama/comedy, watch how Nang Em copes with the first 77 days until the general quarantine of the pandemic was announced and learns something new about herself in the end. Veteran actress Gloria Sevilla plays the lead role.
Maria Suzette Sevilla Ranillo is a Filipino actress, producer, director, acting coach and advocate to the continuance of the Visayan Film Industry. Suzette who started acting when she was 12 yrs old, comes from a family of actors. She’s the daughter of the Queen of Visayan Movies, Gloria Sevilla and King of Visayan Movies, Mat Ranillo Jr. and the stepdaughter to former actor until he was appointed Philippine Consul General to San Francisco, Amado Cortez. A sister to actors Mat III, Dandin and Juni Ranillo, a sibling to Lilibeth, Jojo, and Inah. She has received numerous nominations and awards, notably 7th Urduja Film Festival Best Actress in a Cameo Role for “Jowable” and at the same time Best Supporting Actress for “Culion”, FAMAS Best Supporting Actress for “Gimingaw Ako”. Currently, she plays Auntie Salud in the TV series, Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan ang Nakaraan under TV 5 and Studio Viva. Suzette is proud and blessed for the opportunities given to her to show her God-given talent working in front and behind the camera.
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