Vilma Santos

The longest-reigning Queen of Philippine Cinema, also widely known as the Star for All Seasons and the QueenStar, Vilma Santos celebrates her golden anniversary in showbiz. She has starred in more than 200 films and has given the public some of the most memorable performances in Philippine motion picture history. An icon of film and popular culture, her magnetic screen presence has captured the hearts and minds of generations of Filipinos. Her enduring charisma and popularity have made her filmdom's most durable female superstar. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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DIRECTOR: Jeffrey Jeturian

CAST: VILMA SANTOS, Marlon Rivera, Vincent De Jesus, Ruby Ruiz, Tart Carlo

SYNOPSIS: A socio-realist drama-comedy film, it follows a seemingly usual day in the life of LOIDA MALABANAN (Vilma Santos) as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on, we get a glimpse of the truth in the ruling system of the production as well as the exploitation of the marginalized laborers like her.


  2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival
* Best Performance by a Lead Actress (Directors’ Showcase) - Vilma Santos
* Special Jury Prize (Directors’ Showcase) - "Ekstra"
* Netpac (Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema) Special Award (Directors’    Showcase) - "Ekstra"
* Audience Choice Award (Directors’ Showcase) - "Ekstra"
* Best Screenplay (Directors’ Showcase) - Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone and Jeffrey Jeturian
* Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Directors’ Showcase) - Ruby Ruiz

  Graded A by the Philippines’ CINEMA EVALUATION BOARD

  Holding its international premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section, The Bit Player is the top grosser and winner of 6 awards (including Best Actress) at the 2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

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 Theatrical trailer (nationwide release)

Cinemalaya trailer


Release Date:
August 14, 2013 (Philippine premiere)
111 minutes
Exec. Producer:
Josabeth Alonso, John Victor Tence, Jeffrey Jeturian, Vilma Santos-Recto
Josabeth Alonso, Ferdinand Lapuz
Production Co.:
Quantum Films, Inc, Cinemalaya Foundation
Jeffrey Jeturian, Zig Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone
Lee Briones
Glenn Ituriaga, Zig Dulay
Addiss Tabong, Wild Sound
Vincent De Jesus
Prod. Designer:
Ericson Navarro

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