An aspiring painter and a frustrated musician meet and become instant friends, but decide to end and leave everything as is, just like complete strangers. What will happen if they meet again as two completely different people?
Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the ... See full summary »
A film about a working Filipino woman working as travel guide in Sapporo, Japan who was driven to blindness due to extreme stress and heartache. While living alone, she found comfort in the company of a fellow Filipino whom served as her eyes during her times of temporary blindness.Written by
This is the third movie which is produced by also known Filipino actor Piolo Pascual after his first dibs in movie-producing for Eugene Domingo's hit movie series "Kimi Dora". This is his second movie however, that is shot outside the Philippines - the first one was Kimi Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme which was shot in South Korea. Kita-kita (I See You) was entirely shot in Japan. See more »
There's a scene where Tonyo is having a selfie with a can of beer. When he viewed the pictures, the phone is oriented in portrait but when the shot changes the phone becomes landscape. See more »
Do you see me? Do you like me? Do you like me standing there? - The Cranberries, probably
Kita Kita (I See You) is a wildly successful rom-com indie movie starring Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy Marquez. Had it been released in the 2016 edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), it would have been in good company with many regarding it as the best roster of the festival in recent years. It was pulled out because of additional re-editing that needs to be done. Released seven months after, the producers were only hoping to breakeven amidst expectation of next day pullouts from the cinemas. P320 million after and dislodging 'Heneral Luna' as the most successful independent film, it even has inspired an Indonesian version.
With the idyllic Sapporo as background, the sunshine-y disposition of Lea (De Rossi) becomes clouded when she suffers from temporary blindness due to extreme stress. Her neighbor Tonyo (Marquez) insistently tries to befriend her and being the only two Pinoys in the area, one can't help but give in which opened up a whole new world for her even if she's going to places she's already been to, not even seeing a single thing due to her affliction. De Rossi took on the role because she wanted to do something "light", having been associated mostly with heavy drama. Marquez was charming as the never-say-die suitor, effectively showing us that personality trump looks, and sense of humor is the way to a woman's heart.
The only issue that needs to be discussed is the stalking part. While yes Tonyo had good intentions, some would argue that the end doesn't justify the means. Others will say there's nothing different from what Tonyo did when compared to someone who would camp out on a person's social media platforms. In fact, privacy in this interconnected world has devolved from being a reality to a concept. During the last flashback scenes, there was a mixed feeling of unease and comfort. Wherever you may side about this, it's never wrong to show kindness especially to those who need it whether they see that they need it or not.
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