“Xian Lim proud to direct CCP’s new MALA project”

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Xian Lim shares that he is part of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ new MALA project which opens next month.

With his most recent soap opera Love Thy Woman airing its finale last September 11, Xian Lim was excited to share his next project behind the cameras as the director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ MALA (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts) project which will give new life to local literary classics starting with reimagined versions of tales like Ibong Adarna and Florante at Laura, as told by renowned ventriloquist Ony Carcamo and his puppet, Kulas. 

In his Instagram post last September 16, Xian wrote, “Honored and proud to be part of this project. ️Masiglang-masigla ang sining sa ‘Sining Sigla’ ng Cultural Center of the Philippines Office of the President. Patuloy na magbibigay kaalaaman, inspirasyon, at libang sa pamamagitan ng SINING.”

The 31-year-old actor also shared that MALA opens this October with the tale of Ibong Adarna. Xian also revealed the other cultural events lined up by CCP this year.

“Enjoy jazz with a special virtual music festival, ‘Jazz Stay At Home,’ featuring some of the most respected jazz artists in the country including Baihana, Nicole Asensio, Pipo and Lorna Cifra, Tots Tolentino, Michael Guevarra. The festival is hosted by Stanley Seludo. This runs from Sept. 25 to Oct.5.

“A timely revisiting of Jose Corazon De Jesus’ works is presented in Pagbabalik-Tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan, directed by Ricky Davao and starring John Arcilla, Lara Maigue, among other respected actors. Hosted by ace comedian Michael V. Pagbabalik-tanaw opens this November.

“This December, a special virtual Christmas concert will be headlined by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in Pamaskong Handog ng PPO. concert, will stream live on the CCP-OP Facebook page. Celebrate the Yuletide Season with the PPO and listen to the country’s premiere orchestra as it performs beloved Christmas carols, hymns, and classical pieces that bring good cheer and uplift the spirit.”

Honored and proud to be part of this project. ❤️🎬 . Masiglang-masigla ang sining sa “Sining Sigla” ng Cultural Center of the Philippines Office of the President. . Patuloy na magbibigay kaalaaman, inspirasyon, at libang sa pamamagitan ng SINING. . Kasama ang pinakarespetadong mga alagad ng SINING, inihahatid namin ang: . Xian Lim’s “MALA” (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts). MALA gives new life to local literary classics. It starts with reimagined versions of “Ibong Adarna” and “Florante at Laura,” as told by renowned ventriloquist Ony Carcamo and his puppet, Kulas. “Mala” opens this October. . Enjoy jazz with a special virtual music festival, “Jazz Stay At Home,” featuring some of the most respected jazz artists in the country including Baihana, Nicole Asensio, Pipo and Lorna Cifra, Tots Tolentino, Michael Guevarra. The festival is hosted by Stanley Seludo. This runs from Sept. 25 to Oct.5. . A timely revisiting of Jose Corazon De Jesus’ works is presented in “Pagbabalik-Tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan,” directed by Ricky Davao and starring John Arcilla, Lara Maigue, among other respected actors. Hosted by ace comedian Michael V. Pagbabalik-tanaw opens this November. . This December, a special virtual Christmas concert will be headlined by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in “Pamaskong Handog ng PPO.” concert, will stream live on the CCP-OP Facebook page. Celebrate the Yuletide Season with the PPO and listen to the country’s premiere orchestra as it performs beloved Christmas carols, hymns, and classical pieces that bring good cheer and uplift the spirit. . #CCPOfficeOfThePresident #siningsigla

A post shared by Xian Lim (@xianlimm) on Sep 16, 2020 at 5:19am PDT

Xian made his directorial debut with the Cinemalaya 2019 entry, Tabon.

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