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‘Ignacio’ to air over Holy Week

‘Ignacio’ to air over Holy Week

Actor Andreas Muñoz plays the lead role in “Ignacio,” a film about Spanish soldier-saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (SJ). JESCOM


March 20, 2018


Jesuit Communication Foundation’s (JesCom) banner film project, “Ignacio de Loyola” returns to free Philippine TV this Holy Week.

According to a JesCom press release, the acclaimed 2016 biopic on the life and times of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, will air over the Kapuso network, GMA 7, in three parts on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday.

Audiences can watch the 2017 Best Film awardee of the Vatican’s Mirabile International Film Festival during the following time slots:

  • Part 1 on Maundy Thursday, March 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Part 2 on Good Friday, March 30, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Part 3 on Black Saturday, March 31, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

“Ignacio de Loyola” will also be shown internationally via GMA Pinoy TV on Easter Sunday, April 1, covering North America, Europe, Middle East, North and South Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Dubbed in Tagalog and featuring the voice of actor Dingdong Dantes, “Ignacio de Loyola” is directed by Paolo Dy and produced by JesCom executive director Fr. Emmanuel Alfonso SJ, along with Pauline Mangilog-Saltarin and Ernestine Tamana, also of JesCom.

The film enjoyed a successful theatrical run in the country and has been shown in cities all over the world. It also participated in international film festivals, bagging the Audience Choice Award at the 12th Cine Con Valores Film Festival in Mexico.

“Ignacio de Loyola” also dominated the technical categories at the 35th Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), winning Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Musical Score, and Best Sound.