AGA-CLAUDINE Movie "Kailangan Kita" Is Latest Pinoy Classic To Be Digitally Restored
Karen Jane Ng
ABS-CBN's Sagip Pelikula just premiered the digitally restored classic film Kailangan Kita starring Aga Muhlach and Claudine Barretto. First released in 2002, the Rory Quintos movie continues to be relevant even after almost two decades.
"The restoration of Kailangan Kita was completed early last year pa. I have held off premiering the movie because it is really one of the best movies of Aga and Claudine and even the director's," revealed Leo Katigbak, head of ABS-CBN Film Restoration. "Sometimes, one of the very tricky things is, okay we have a very, very good movie, you have all these opportunities to premiere the movie kaya lang gusto ko ibabagay mo yung pelikula doon sa event na gagawin mo."
"And in the case of Kailangan Kita, I want a very, very good reason to premiere it. With this particular tie-up, Ayala very graciously (gave us) screening Fridays and Saturday nights."
Attending the premiere were some of the people who worked on the film like former child actor Igi Boy Flores, cinematographer Shayne Sarte, and creative assistant Temi Abad. Also present was the daughter of writer Shaira Salvador, Sarah Mella Salvador-Velasquez.
You can catch the remastered Kailangan Kita and other classic films at Greenbelt 1, Cinema 1 on March 13 and 14.