by Butch Francisco.
In cinema, there are trailblazers and there are trailblazers. But Lily Monteverde is unquestionably the empress of trailblazing. Her vision is remarkable — like she can see what will happen in the future even without a crystal ball.
During the last Cinemalaya Festival she was present in all screenings and even brought snacks for her movie companions. She was there obviously to feel the new pulse of moviemaking and felt a strong attachment to the entry Ligo na U, Lapit na Me. She loved the film so much that she is releasing it herself commercially next week.
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