Plot: Bwakaw is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyones fear of growing old alone. Rene is a gay man who came out of the closet at age 70... See full synopsis »

Director:

(as Jun Robles Lana)

Writer:

(as Jun Robles Lana)
Reviews
16 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Renoir (2012)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam
Anak (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The main character is a Filipina Overseas Contract Worker, one of the many residents of the archipelago who is forced to leave her family and take a higher paying job in a more prosperous ... See full summary »

Director: Rory B. Quintos
Stars: Vilma Santos, Claudine Barretto, Joel Torre
7 Boxes (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.

Directors: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Stars: Celso Franco, Víctor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A woman tries to make a life for herself in a violent Brazilian city.

Director: Marcelo Gomes
Stars: Hermila Guedes, Maeve Jinkings, Marcelo Gomes
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film. They set out to do a quick pre-production as a courtesy call to their lead ... See full summary »

Director: Marlon Rivera
Stars: Eugene Domingo, JM de Guzman, Kean Cipriano
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Henry grows tired of witnessing injustices, and he engages in risky actions.

Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: Iban Garate, Blanca Suárez, Karra Elejalde
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Saturday, first day of vocation. Lucas and Felipe decide to go to the beach.

Director: Allan Deberton
Stars: Jesuíta Barbosa, Victor Sousa, Marta Aurélia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The movie follows a seemingly usual day in the life of Loida Malabanan as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on we get a glimpse of truth... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Jeturian
Stars: Nenita Deanoso, Karen Leslie Dematera, Boobsie Wonderland
Final Recipe (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Hao's only hope is that his grandson Mark enters a prestigious university, but Mark's dream is to follow his grandfather's footsteps and become a chef and take over the family restaurant. ... See full summary »

Director: Gina Kim
Stars: Markus Waldow, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Lau
Unfriend (2014)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On Christmas Day, DAVID, 15, finds out that his boyfriend, JONATHAN, 17, has taken another lover. The discovery leads him on the brink of depression making him think of ways to have him ... See full summary »

Director: Joselito Altarejos
Stars: Angelo Ilagan, Boots Anson-Roa, Sandino Martin
Capturing Dad (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sawa asks her two daughters, Hazuki and Koharu, to visit their dying father whom she divorced long time ago. She wants them to take a picture of his face on his death bed and brings it back.

Director: Ryôta Nakano
Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Hiromi Hakoki, Akiko Hoshino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Garcia ...
Rene
Princess ...
Bwakaw
Rez Cortez ...
Sol
Bibeth Orteza ...
Rose
Joey Paras ...
Tracy
Allan Paule ...
Berting
Beverly Salviejo ...
Nitang
Soxy Topacio ...
Zaldy (as Soxie Topacio)
Luz Valdez ...
Minda
Gardo Versoza ...
Father Eddie
Soliman Cruz ...
Funeral Homes Manager
Roni Bertubin ...
Minda's Nephew
May-i Fabros ...
Aleli
Jonathan Neri ...
Veterinarian
Armida Siguion-Reyna ...
Alicia
Edit

Storyline

Plot: Bwakaw is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyones fear of growing old alone. Rene is a gay man who came out of the closet at age 70... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 September 2012 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

Kakaó  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The official entry of the Philippines to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

Soundtracks

Rene: Personal
Original music composed by Jema Pamintuan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Man's best friend.
12 November 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Bwakaw (2012) is a movie from the Philippines, written and directed by Jun Lana. Rene, played by Eddie Garcia, is a misanthropic older gay man. Rene lives in a semi-rural area, not too far from a larger city. He has no real friends, because he repulses people who try to engage him in friendship. Eddie's great love in life is his little dog, Bwakaw, played by Princess.

There are two threads to the plot--a serious illness suffered by Bwakaw, and a developing friendship between Rene and a younger man. The movie is worth watching to see how these plot lines develop.

We saw the film at the Little Theatre as part of Image Out--The Rochester LGBT Film Festival. It will work well on the small screen.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bwakaw (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?