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Art affects life and life affects art. A demoralized artist decides to give up on the world. A young boy brings the world back into her doorstep.

An opera diva, on the verge of a nervous breakdown after losing her singing voice, returns to her hometown. Through a young boy she rediscovers her life and her art. As the world of the well-travelled opera diva collides with the world of a boy in the throes of exploration, both discover the healing powers of art and love.

Cherie Gil plays the opera diva Regina Cadena, a woman who is broken by her condition and has retreated to the comforts of her hometown, distancing herself from everyone.

  • Lorenzo A. Reyes, Peque Gallaga
    Magic Temple, Oro Plata Mata, Batang X
  • Wanggo Gallaga
  • Lore Reyes, Cherie Gil
  • Cherie Gil
    Key Cast
    "Regina Cadena"
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    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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  • ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards 2015
    April 9, 2015
    Southeast Asia Premiere
    Best Actress - Cherie Gil
  • Star Awards for Movies 2014
    March 10, 2014
    Production Designer of the Year
Distribution Information
  • HOOQ
Director Biography - Lorenzo A. Reyes, Peque Gallaga

Lily Y. Monteverde, the famed rags-to-riches Philippines producer whose love for movies could only be rivaled by her indisputable business sense, had a formidable stable of directors. Foremost among them was the prodigious ex-advertising executive Peque Gallaga, a fearless visionary who could direct everything from sprawling period pieces like Oro, Plata, Mata (1982) to faux westerns like Bad Bananas on the Silver Screen (1983). Gallaga, however, needed a partner to tame his artistry and make sure that his movies would get made and seen. Enter Lore Reyes, a late-blooming contender in the rarefied field of outlier Filipino directors. Reyes would become Gallaga’s long-time collaborator. Their first outing was Once Upon a Time (1987).
The Gallaga-Reyes directing tandem went on to direct more than 37 feature films in a period spanning four decades..

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