Coco Martin stars as Pol in Sta. Niña, a 2012 Cinemalaya Film Festival entry under the New Breed Full Length Feature.
Directed by Emmanuel Quindo Palo, Sta. Niña is a movie about a non-decaying dead body of a girl, and the belief that it could heal.
Aside from Coco, Alessandra de Rossi also topbills the independent film. Also in the cast are talented actors Angel Aquino and Anita Linda.
Years after lahar covers a town in Pampanga, Pol (COCO MARTIN) and his co-workers in a quarry dig up the coffin of his daughter. The remains of the 2-year old girl Marikit did not show any signs of decay. Many consider this a miracle, and thus many deem her as miraculous. People from their town and other places troop to Pol’s home to be healed by Marikit.
The 2012 Cinemalaya Film Festival runs from July 20 to 29 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as well as at the Ayala Cinemas in Greenbelt and TriNoma.
Watch the trailer of Sta. Niña below.