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“Ignacio de Loyola,” the first-ever Filipino produced movie screened at the Vatican, will finally be seen by Filipinos as it premieres on July 23 at The Theater at Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City in a fund-raising dinner organized by the alumni of Ateneo de Manila University for the benefit of the Jesuit Infirmary and Jesuit Scholastics in the Philippines.
The special screening of the Jesuit Communications (JesCom)-produced film on the life of the Society of Jesus’ founder St. Ignatius of Loyola will start at 4p.m., and will have a live performance of the musical scoring, composed by “Maestro” Ryan Cayabyab, featuring the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ateneo Chamber Singers, under the direction of Gerard Salonga.
“Ignacio de Loyola The Movie” takes a modern approach on the story of the very first Jesuit who is known as the “Saint of Second Chances.” It narrates the story of a sinner who realizes that the greatest battles are fought within.
Ignacio was a worldly soldier who gave up his dreams of knighthood after being crippled in battle. Eventually, he found the Jesuit order during his recovery.
The movie stars a Spanish-speaking cast led by Andreas Muñoz, who portrays the revered “sinner soldier-turned-Soldier of Christ.”
A documentary on the making of the film airs this Saturday, July 16, at 10 p.m. and on July 22 at 8 p.m. on ANC’s Documentary Hour.
For tickets and inquiries to the July 23 special screening at Solaire Resort and Casino, call the Jesuit Communications office at (632) 426-5971 to 72.