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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 29, 2017

'Sakaling Di Makarating' And 'Swipe' To Compete Each Other As They Open Simultaneously This Wednesday

 TWO LOCAL INDIE films will open simultaneously in theaters on February 1. First is "Sakaling Hindi Makarating", which was graded a unanimous A by the Cinema Evalulation Board. It won many awards in the CineFilipino Filmfest last year, including best director the very young filmmaker Ice Idanan and best actor for Pepe Herrera. It stars Alessandra de Rossi as a broken hearted young
woman who gets handdrawn postcards from various parts of our country from a mysterious admirer. She then goes to the from where the postcards were sent to track down its sender. Pepe Herrera plays her neighbor who encourages her to travel. Also in the cast are Jay Gonzaga as the boyfriend who dumped her, JC Santos as a possible new love and Therese Malvar as a girl she meets in her travels.

The second indie film to open on February 1st is "Swipe", directed by Ed Lejano and distributed by Viva Films. It's about people living in a condo whose lives are all affected by dating on the internet. Mercedes Cabral is a lady guard who has an affair with Luis Alandy. When her OFW husband is about to return home, she wants to break up from Luis but he threatens her that he will upload on the internet their sex videos if she'd split from him.

Maria Isabel Lopez is a newly separated wife who has her own online networking business. She meets an investment consultant, Alvin Anson, and it seems a new romance is in the offing for her. Gabby Eigenmann is a closet queen who meets guys in a gay social dating site. He meets a handsome young man who he doesn't know is a hustler who's only after his money so he can go abroad.

Meg Imperial is a recovering drug addict married to Alex Vincent Medina. Through the intertnet, she meets someone that will cause Alex to get terribly jealous. All the couples engage in hot love scenes so expect a lot of steam when you watch this movie that is also a cautionary about the dangers of dating strangers through the internet.