Restored LVN 1941 classic ‘Ibong Adarna’ to be shown at ManiPopCon

The Manila Pop Culture Convention in partnership with ABS-CBN’s Sagip Pelikula, is bringing Filipino cinema classics to geeks this coming 17 to 19 November at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

Cinephiles will be treated to cinematic gems such as LVN’s Giliw Ko (1939), Sa Init ng Apoy (1980), Captain Barbell (1973), Tisoy! (1977), Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara (1995) and Omeng Satanasia (1977).

These are great films, but the definite highlight is the scanned and digitally enhanced Ibong Adarna film released in 1941 by LVN Pictures, Inc.

Starring Fred Cortes and Mila Del Sol and directed by Vicente Salumbides, the film was inspired by the early 19th-century Filipino epic poem familiar to many who have read it in school.

A compelling story about family, love and adventure, Ibong Adarna focuses on the lives of three brothers: Don Juan, Don Diego and Don Pedro and their quest to find the legendary Adarna bird which has healing powers that they believe will cure their ailing father.

“One of our missions for ManiPopCon is for the event to be a multicultural and multigenerational affair, and it is our honor to partner with ABS-CBN’s Sagip Pelikula to provide a platform for geeks of all generations to enjoy their ManiPopCon experience by providing them with these Filipino classics,” said chief geek officer of ManiPopCon Marco Aventajado.