Another Cinemalaya movie entry will hit the big screen this September 5, 2012 entitled “Bwakaw”. Starring, the veteran actor Eddie Garcia who also won the Best performance of an Actor in the 2012 Cinemalaya Film festival. Also starring Rez Cortez, Soliman Cruz, Bibeth Orteza, Joey Paras, Alan Paule, Beverly Salviejo, Soxie Topacio, Luz Valdez, Gardo Versoza, Ms. Armida Siguion-Reyna, Jonathan Neri, Ronaldo Bertubin, May-I Fabros and introducing Princess as Bwakaw. Directed by JUN ROBLES LANA.
This film is also an official selection for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and 2012 New York International Film Festival.
SYNOPSIS: (From http://www.cinemalaya.org/film_bwakaw.htm)
Bwakaw is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyone’s fear of growing old alone. Rene is a gay man who came out of the closet at age 70. Ailing in his twilight years, he thinks it is now too late for love, even companionship, and that all there is to look forward to is Death. He has made a will, bequeathing his few possessions to his even fewer friends. Everything is packed and labeled, ready for distribution. He has even paid for a coffin, taking advantage of a funeral home’s Summer Sale. Nowadays the only companion Rene has is Bwakaw, a stray dog that hangs around his house and follows him wherever he goes. As Rene waits for the day of his death, he gets the surprise of his life when it is Bwakaw who suddenly falls ill and is diagnosed with cancer. Rene is surprisingly affected, and he realizes that he values Bwakaw more than he thinks. In his struggle to get Bwakaw cured, Rene finds comfort in the most unlikely person: Sol, a tricycle driver who helps him bring Bwakaw to the vet and befriends him. Buoyed by Sol’s friendship, Rene starts living. Little by little he discovers simple joys. To the surprise of his friends, he even has his hair dyed to look younger. One day, he finally decides to make a move on Sol. The revelation that Rene is gay and has feelings for him surprises and disgusts Sol. He rejects Rene and leaves in anger. In the meantime, Bwakaw’s condition gets worse. Not even Rene’s ancient Santo Entierro (a supposedly miraculous statue of Jesus Christ) can save Bwakaw. Bwakaw dies, and Rene’s neighbors help him bury the faithful dog. But Bwakaw’s death, even while it was still only imminent, has made a difference. Rene has found a new appreciation for life and what is most important. He decides to unpack the things that he has already willed to other people and make his house more inhabitable. He is, after all, still alive.
Bwakaw is a very touching movie about life, friendship, and love for animal like dogs. Just recently, I was invited for the Red Carpet Premier of this movie held at SM Megamall Cinema 6.
I love the movie. This story has a mix of drama and comedy. This movie really made my tears drop, since I can relate to the character of Eddie Garcia(Rene) who owns a dog in the movie. I raised a dog, I also lost a dog due to sickness . I’m a dog and cat lover, I take care of my dogs and cats as if they were part of our family.
If in the movie there’s “Bwakaw”, I also have the “Bwakaws” in my life…
“Pebbles” and “Chokito”- a picture of their toddler years now they are big already hihihi… no pics yet.
“Choco”- The father of Pebbles, Ash and Chokito.
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