- International Premiere
Write about Love
Director: Crisanto AQUINO
2019｜Philippines｜105min｜Language: Filipino, English｜Subtitles: English, Japanese
|3/11 (Wed)||12:00||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
|3/14 (Sat)||13:50||ABC Hall|
- Miles OCAMPO
A newbie female writer who loves writing mainstream romantic stories manages to sell a one to a film studio but the producers ask her to redevelop the script and make it less formulaic. Enter a male writer. Slightly older and more experienced, he lives by the principles of independent filmmaking. The two start to collaborate on the story of an office slave named Marco and a musician named Joyce. One month and a shared Google doc, both writers launch into the rewrite, their efforts are shown in on-screen text that changes with every edit and, most potently, through actors who portray the characters. As they work together, they begin to reveal more about themselves, their insecurities and histories, and to make the best ultimate love story they can, it seems like they will embark on their own.
A romantic comedy that operates as a deconstruction of romantic comedies with the technical aspects of storytelling laid bare, the film is an enjoyable discourse on love as well as the romance of making films.