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2 items from 2013

Review: Despite Its Contrivances, Ian Lorenos' Alagwa (Breakaway) Can Only Leave You in Tears

20 October 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Inspired by an urban legend about kidnappers targeting children to be turned into beggars, Ian Lorenos' Alagwa (Breakaway) tells the story of Robert (Jericho Rosales) and Brian (Bugoy Carino), his son. The film opens with Robert and Brian shopping inside a mall. Brian wanders off, attracted by the various toys being peddled. Seeing that his son is missing, Robert searches the mall, seeing Brian playing with the toys. He pulls away his son from the toys and scolds him, warning him of the syndicates that kidnap children to use them as beggars. The relationship between Robert and Brian is one that is far from ideal. Robert works as a salesman, struggling to survive within the normally wealthy Filipino-Chinese community with only the meager commissions he earns. Brian...

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I Fell in Love with "Breakaway (Alagwa)" and star Jericho Rosales, director Ian Lorenos! Check Out My Fun "Breakaway" Piece!

20 January 2013 4:45 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Director Ian Lorenos and actor Jericho Rosales visited the Southern California desert for the 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. I'm proud to say that the city I live in hosts one of the most prominent film festivals in the world!

Lorenos and Rosales were in town for their fantastic indie, "Breakaway (Alagwa)." The film has been getting major awards buzz for its indelible performances (both Rosales and the child actor who plays his son, Bugoy Carino), well-written script (Lorenos wrote and directed the film), and intriguing plotline.

It was a pleasure meeting both star and director for one-on-one interviews. They both consider "Breakaway" an important film in their respective careers.

So how many kisses does "Breakaway" get? Find out below (this is the piece that appeared on Tfc's Balitang America):


- Manny

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2 items from 2013

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