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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Prepare to fall in love in Siargao: An MMFF 2017 Movie Entry

I have never been to Siargao, but after watching the movie, a favorite surfing destination and an entry to MMFF this year. I am planning to book a plane anytime today. I wish I have the precious time to do so. It has been in my bucket list this year.  The beauty of Siargao was captured through the lens of Director Paul Soriano. 

Im a fan of Jericho Rosales, having watched all his movies. Siargao is a welcome respite for him. He's a natural in the movie. He never loses his touch.  But I admit I liked him better when he is surfing. Because that's what he do best during his free time. He is looking good and buff in the movie same with Champion surfer/IG idol Luke Landrigan. 

The under water shots are pretty amazing too and captured the best under water scene. The film should be nominated for Best Cinematography . The shots were awesome and perfect. If you want a light romance with a beautiful beach as back drop, its time to watch Siargao. It also stars Erich Gonzales and Jasmine Curtis-Smith. 

Luke Landrigan

Fresh from a public outburst and on the verge of quitting his band, 32-year old high-pro le musician DIEGO PUNZALAN takes a trip to his province of Siargao to take a break from Manila’s public eye and rethink his place in his band.

There, he meets 29-year old LAURA MOLINA, a perky but sassy fashion and beauty vlogger, who was recently dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Mikey, from whom she declined a wedding proposal. She has embarked on a solo trip to nurse her broken heart and challenge her fear of risks and independence.

With tension and chemistry running high, Diego challenges Laura to step out of her boundaries as they explore the places he once called home. Going back to his hometown also means going back to face the issues he left behind, including seeing ABI WILLIAMS, his Fil-Australian 27 year old former  fame, the muse of many of his older love songs, one he shared a deep and heartbreaking history with.

In this small and secluded surf town where time moves slowly and people might come and go – but sometimes, never leave – the unlikely triangle of Diego, Laura, and Abi  and themselves returning to their past decisions and mistakes while uncertain about the future that lies ahead. Where the tides change quickly and the ocean never stays still, they learn to take chances, and learn that, perhaps, commitment might be the biggest risk they will ever have to make.

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