Rosario (2010 film)

Rosario is a 2010 drama film directed by Albert Martinez.[1] The story was about Manuel V. Pangilinan's grandmother.[2] The film stars Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Isabel Oli, Sid Lucero, and Eula Valdez and with a special participation by Dolphy. The film was an official entry to the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlberto P. Martinez
Written byElmer Gatchalian
Music byAlbert Chang
CinematographyCarlo Mendoza
Edited byJohn Wong
  • Cinemabuhay International
  • Studio 5
Release date
  • December 25, 2010 (2010-12-25) (MMFF)
  • Filipino
  • Spanish


The story revolves around Rosario (Jennylyn Mercado), a sophisticated Filipina flapper in the 1920s who has just arrived from New York City, and is spending her vacation in their hacienda.

The film begins with Manny Pangilinan's uncle, Jesus (Dolphy) writing a letter to the TV5 chairman. Upon reaching to the network station, Jesus tells his nephew a story about Rosario (Jennylyn Mercado), Jesus' mother.

The mestiza daughter of Portuguese ship captain Don Enrique (Phillip Salvador) and Filipina Doña Adela (Eula Valdez)[3], Rosario was a passionate woman who lives according to her heart's desires. She was a woman ahead of her time.[4]

There, she meets and falls in love with Vicente Velez[3] (Yul Servo), an older man who manages the tobacco plantation owned by Rosario's family. When Rosario's father finds out about his daughter's scandalous affair, he sends Rosario to a convent.

She escapes, and elopes with Vicente to Manila where they raise a family. But Rosario's life of married bliss slowly crumbles when Vicente becomes ill with tuberculosis, and she is lured to committing adultery. Temptation and scandal still hound Rosario as she continues to defy the moral restrictions of her time.


Main cast

Minor cast

Cameo appearances


The film's cast received favorable reviews from both critics and audiences.[5][6]


YearAward-Giving BodyCategoryRecipientResult
Metro Manila Film Festival[7]
Second Best PictureRosarioWon
Best Supporting ActorDolphyWon
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural AwardsRosarioWon
Best CinematographyCarlo MendozaWon
Best EditingJohn WongWon
Best Production DesignJoey LunaWon
Best FloatRosarioWon
27th PMPC Star Awards for Movies
Movie of the YearRosarioNominated
Movie Actor of the YearYul ServoNominated
Movie Director of the YearAlbert MartinezNominated
Movie Supporting Actor of the YearSid LuceroNominated
Movie Original Screenplay of the YearRosarioNominated
Movie Cinematographer of the YearCarlo MendozaNominated
Movie Musical Scorer of the YearAlbert ChangNominated
Movie Sound Engineer of the YearWarren SantiagoNominated
Movie Production Designer of the YearJoey LunaWon
29th Luna Awards
Best PictureRosarioNominated
Best ActressJennylyn MercadoNominated
Best Supporting ActorDennis TrilloNominated
Best Supporting ActorSid LuceroNominated
Best Supporting ActorDolphyNominated
Best Supporting ActorYul ServoWon
Best ScreenplayWon
Best CinematographyCarlo MendozaWon
Best Production DesignJoey LunaWon
Best MusicAlbert ChangWon
59th FAMAS Awards
Best PictureRosarioNominated
Best ActressJennylyn MercadoNominated
Best ActorDennis TrilloNominated
Best Supporting ActorSid LuceroNominated
Best DirectorAlbert MartinezWon
Best StoryNominated
Best ScreenplayNominated
Best CinematographyCarlo MendozaWon
Best EditingNominated
Best SoundWarren SantiagoNominated
Best Musical ScoreAlbert ChangNominated
Best Art DirectionWon
Best Special EffectsNominated
Best Visual EffectsNominated


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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2010-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "For the first time, MVP talks about the love of his life on Mother's Day". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. "Jennylyn Mercado plays a woman ahead of her time in period film Rosario". Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  5. "Film review of Rosario: Love's many faces". Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  6. "Guide - Philippine Entertainment Portal". Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  7. "Metro Manila Film Festival (2010)". Retrieved 5 November 2017.
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