Anne Curtis is set to close a banner year with a third major film, this time a horror-thriller that sees her as a mysterious woman who helps save passengers — and retrieve bodies — from a shipwreck near her island home.
Directed by Yam Laranas and produced by Viva Films, “Aurora” stars Curtis as Leana, the owner of a rundown inn whose livelihood is destroyed after the titular passenger ship collides into the rocky shore.
The undertaking, however, thrusts Leana and her sister into unexpected danger, as the dead instead come to shore and find shelter in their home.
“Aurora,” which was filmed early this year in Batanes, is opening on Christmas Day as one of the eight entries in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.
It is Curtis’ latest high-profile project, following the back-to-back successes of her “Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story” and “BuyBust” on the big screen, and her anniversary concert at Araneta Coliseum.