An ex-seminarian slash communist runs a hotel in Baguio. He then meets a handsome upcoming lawyer. A once-a-year trip to Baguio by the lawyer and conversations with the hotel owner develop ...
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A young woman named Jennifer is propositioned by an older woman to have sex with her husband for money. Jennifer has trouble with this decision as it is morally wrong to her but she really ... See full summary »
Robert L. Newman,
The Affair takes a look at the prospect of 'The Grass is always greener on the neighbor's lawn' in relationships. Christian's marriage is in turmoil, and when he hears from a stranger that ... See full summary »
Mikey, a young, discreet, gay man from the affluent class, spends five years in a city jail while hearing his case for drug pushing. Inside prison, Mikey holds back to adapt to the culture ... See full summary »
JC de Vera,
The whole movie occurs entirely in one place; a big white vacation house in Tagaytay, Cavite and only with two male characters. In a single narrative time, intending by way of voyeurism, the film allows viewers to discover what happens when two men spend one night contemplating whether to break up or continue their relationship.
In a city of a billion, everyday, a man and a woman meet each other. They turn their backs to the city as they go about their relationship. But this affair can only last for a few minutes, since back at their homes someone waits for them.
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An ex-seminarian slash communist runs a hotel in Baguio. He then meets a handsome upcoming lawyer. A once-a-year trip to Baguio by the lawyer and conversations with the hotel owner develop into an affair which encompasses decades of socio-political changes in the country.Written by
After a slew of forgettable works, Adolfo Alix returns to form with a passable narrative reminiscent of his award-winning screenplay Kahapon May Dalawang Bata. Had the lovers (Sid Lucero & Cogie Domingo) stuck to the natural progression of their ages, the material would have seen its optimum. It was strenuous to see the characters in hideous tanners and uninspired stage make-up, especially the whitening of hair and sideburns, trying to mature through the different political regimes of the Philippines. A case in point would be the reunion scene towards the end that showed Sid's face up close, sans the crows feet and lines that come naturally with age. Be that as it may, i still encourage viewers to take a peek at this honest work for its searing dissection of the Pinoy gay psyche and the odds they have to go through. Since the material was shot with a video-cam, the color is washed out. Perhaps this could be improved by a film transfer, specially if the production outfit intends to bring this to the film-fest circuit everywhere.
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