Games Uplate Live host Jaymee Joaquin pairs up with Joey Santos in Anna Isabelle Matutina’s latest short film, “Walong Linggo (Eight Sundays).”
Santos plays the loner who enjoys spending Sunday mornings at a small cafe until a young woman, played by Joaquin, starts disrupting his quiet solitude. With the nostalgia of silent movies, the film traces how one man finds himself falling in love with a woman he doesn’t know. Their Sunday meetings are punctuated with Tanaga verses by Benilda Santos, Grace Orbon, Jess Santiago, Risa Jopson, Jules Katanyag, Joanne Tan, Abet Umil and Bien Lumbera, while first-time musical scorer, Caloy Diaz, narrates the melodious yearnings of undeclared love.
Aside from her GUL hosting chores, Joaquin also currently stars as the friend of Roxanne Guinoo’s character Lea in ABS-CBN’s daily afternoon drama “Ligaw na Bulaklak.”
“Walong Linggo” is Matutina’s 4th short film and her first attempt in the romance genre. It will have a week-long run at Robinsons Galleria Indie Sine from June 11 to 17 under the program Katorse Shorts.
A young man who sits alone in a café every Sunday morning suddenly finds himself strangely falling in love with a girl he doesn’t know. As he tries to get to know her, he is hindered by insecurity and fear of rejection, thus, prolonging the much-awaited introduction.
Cast: JOEY SANTOS, JAYMEE JOAQUIN
Producers: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA, JL BURGOS
Director: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA
Script: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA
Cinematography: ALMA DELA PEÑA
Production Design: RICHARD LEGASPI
Editing: ANNA ISABELLE MATUTINA
Music: CALOY DIAZ