Jose Rizal’s novel “El Filibusterismo” was turned into a movie trailer by Grade 10 students from Bulacan State University Laboratory High School and their work has received praise for its production quality.
The movie trailer, an adaptation of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo novel, was produced in 2019 as a school project for the students’ Filipino subject.
As of this writing, the YouTube post has garnered over 200,000 views.
The trailer has been praised by netizens for its professional editing as well as special effects using green screens. The film trailer was shot in several locations including their school, a forest, historical locations, and the seashore. The actors also used old Tagalog words and dressed in clothing reminiscent of the Spanish era in the Philippines when the novel was written.
The trailer was even recently featured on television news.
Facebook user and one of the actors in the movie, Christian Ernest Antonio Tingson, said on social media, “Creative thoughts and skillful hands. To us your best gift of time ❤ -BulSU Hymn (Excerpt)”.
Another Facebook user Rhiann Hernandez Vergonia commented, “And the Oscar goes to… I am so amazed by this!”
Icar Ison said he is “proud of these young people congrats and keep it up!”
El Filibusterismo is the sequel to Noli Me Tángere written by José Rizal. It tells the story of Juan Crisostomo Ibarra, whom everyone thought to be already dead, returning to his hometown in disguise as a rich jeweler named Simoun who intends to start a revolution against the government that caused tragedies in his life.
Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo (The Subversive), one of the greatest novels in Philippine history, was staged by the Gantimpala Theater Foundation for its 42nd theater season in 2019.
Noli Me Tangere The Opera was staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, also in 2019.
Filipino sculptor Rolando “Lan” Magboo has created a chess set with pieces featuring national hero Jose Rizal and characters from his world-renowned novels.
WATCH the Bulacan students’ trailer of Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo here and SEND them congratulations in the comments below!
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