Baler is a tale of an overwhelming love of a young Filipina named FELIZA REYES (Anne
and CELSO RESURRECION (Jericho Rosales), a Spanish-Filipino soldier,
set in the backdrop of 1898 wartime action between a 57-man Rifle
Battalion of the Spanish military and the Filipino forces, more
popularly known as the Siege of Baler.
Feliza is the beautiful daughter of Nanding (Phillip Salvador), who?s a member of the
rebel movement. This is the very reason why she and Celso have to keep their love a secret.
whose primary goal is to completely wipe out the Spanish soldiers
stationed in the town of Baler, can never accept Celso, a half Indio,
half Spanish soldier who chooses to serve the enemies more than the
Filipino insurgents who are struggling and fighting for their
independence, their freedom.
is in love with the man her father despises but who and what could stop
the two young people who are madly in love with each other?
we are drawn to the endearing story of a classic love that knows no
time, place and race, we are also glided into the historic past to take
a peek on what transpired inside the walls of the church of Baler where
the last Spanish contingent (who are not aware that the war had
actually ended), heroically defended Baler against the Filipino forces
for 337 long and grueling days.
While Baler is a story of conflict, betrayal, suffering, self-preservation, selfishness,
and self-interest, it is also a story of heroism, courage, love of
freedom, patriotism,endurance, chivalry, humanity and above all, it
also tells about a noble story of love in time of war--- the story of
Feliza and Celso.
Director:(1) MARK MEILY
JERICHO ROSALES, JOEL TORRE, CARLO AQUINO, MARK BAUTISTA, LEO
MARTINEZ, RIO LOCSIN, ANNE CURTIS, RYAN EIGENMANN, MICHAEL DE
MESA, PHILLIP SALVADOR, BERNARD PALANCA, BARON GEISIER
Producer: VIVA FILMS
Release Date: 03/12/2009
BEST FILM FESTIVAL
BEST ACTRESS - ANNE CURTIS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - PHILIP SALVADOR
BEST DIRECTOR - MARK MEILY