Malaya (2020), a film by Connie Macatuno starring Lovi Poe and Zanjoe Marudo, tells the story of two lovers, Malaya (Poe) and Santiago (Marudo), who just don’t seem to get the perfect timing to be with each other freely.
From the start, Malaya, a Filipina immigrant, was established to be a character devoted to her family and focused on building her career up from the ground after completing a degree in Mass Communication in the Philippines. Meanwhile, Santiago, nicknamed Iago, was an Italy-born Filipino chasing a financially-stable life. Unlike Malaya, Santiago’s character seems to be “freer” from filial duties due to a strain on his and his father’s relationship.
Looking at their story in retrospect, when circumstances lead you to meet someone over and over again even after parting ways several times, you’re bound to think that maybe – just maybe – you’re destined to be together, that maybe, you’re “it” for each other. However, love doesn’t work entirely on timings. As cliché as it may sound, love works on chemistry, effort, and choices, too.
For the first time, Lovi Poe is set to star in a movie produced by Viva Films.
HINDI TAYO PWEDE (formerly ‘In Between Goodbyes’) is a sexy-drama under the direction of Joel Lamangan with the screenplay written by Sir Ricky Lee.
Also for the first time, Lovi is paired with two promising lead actors Tony Labrusca (Glorious, Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love) and Marco Gumabao (Just a Stranger). The trailer is yet to be released, but the final playdate is March 4, 2020. Exciting!
Here’s the official movie poster of ‘Hindi Tayo Pwede’. The new title is inspired by the song with the same title which was performed originally by The Juans. We’ll keep you posted!
Remton Siega Zuasola brings “Soap O Pera,” the story of a modus gone wrong, wherein a couple seduces foreigners to visit the Philippines with the promise of marriage to con them for their money. This is a comic drama about how a local soap opera brings the scheming couple and their foreign victim closer as they play family to support their sick son whose only relief is the fantasy world of Ramini, his favorite television hero.