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Bwakaw (2012)

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

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Another entirely original film from the Philippines
7 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rene (in a career-topping performance by superstar Eddie Garcia) spends his days revising his last will and testament, grousing to neighbors and colleagues (at the post office where he continues to work even though he is no longer on the payroll), ever in the company of a scrawny mutt with the onomatopoeic name Bwakaw.

Rene shares his bed with a santa entiento inherited from his devout mother, which has grown miraculously over the years but is unable to deliver miracles when they are most needed.

In the film's most tender and heart-rending scenes, Rene journeys to a nursing home to visit Alicia (Armida Siguion Reyna), whose dementia lifts in a brief moment of lucidity that illuminates the years lost to both of them because of Rene's long journey to knowledge about his sexuality.

Shot in San Pablo Laguna. Dedicated to the playwright Rene O. Villanueva. Another entirely original film from the Philippines. What is in their water?


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