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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Eddie Garcia ...
Rene
Princess ...
Bwakaw
Rez Cortez ...
Sol
Soliman Cruz ...
Funeral Homes Manager
Bibeth Orteza ...
Rose
Joey Paras ...
Tracy
Allan Paule
Beverly Salviejo ...
Nitang
Soxy Topacio ...
Zaldy (as Soxie Topacio)
Luz Valdez ...
Minda
Gardo Versoza ...
Father Eddie
Armida Siguion-Reyna ...
Alicia
Jonathan Neri ...
Veterinarian 1
Roni Bertubin ...
Minda's Nephew (as Ronaldo Bertubin)
May-i Fabros ...
Cedes
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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 »

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One of the best films at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
24 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most endearing, charming and poignant films of 2012. It's not your typical commercial Filipino movie which is often high on melodrama and low on subtlety. The first 10-15 minutes start a little slow, but then the story picks up and it quickly becomes utterly engaging and lovely up to the very end. This could have a very syrupy sentimental film but it's not. In this alternately funny and moving drama set in postcard-like rural Philippines, Eddie Garcia gives a towering performance, probably the best of his career, in a searing character study of an old man in his twilight years who has secluded himself from the world but eventually learns to live again due to his friendship with a stray dog. I was lucky to catch a screening at the Palm Springs International FIlm Festival with a packed audience in attendance. Believe me, not an eye was left dry when the film was concluded. Truly a fantastic film.


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