FOR AUDREY MAGAZINE: New Filipino Cinema – ‘Six Degrees of Lilia Cuntapay’

Philippine cinema bit player Lilia Cuntapay is the focus of Antoinette Jadaone’s mockumentary ‘Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay’ (photo credit: Cinema One Originals / Facebook page)

You can likely play Six Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon, but can you play Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay? Probably not, because you are likely unfamiliar with the name Lilia Cuntapay, as are the interviewees in the opening of Antoinette Jadaone’s mockumentary. However, you may recognize her if you see her face—one that is toothless and fright-inducing—or if someone named off a Filipino horror movie and which small role she played in it, which is usually a witch or some variation of “old woman.” The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ (YBCA) New Filipino Cinema program presented the U.S. premiere of Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay to a delighted audience on June 9th, where program co-curator Philbert Ortiz Dy introduced the film as one where “fiction invades truth.” Though it may be difficult for the casual viewer to separate the facts from the faux facts in this highly comedic but bittersweet film, it can be agreed upon that Six Degrees is a fascinating exploration of celebrity status and its pitfalls.

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