Monday, April 22, 2013

Mocha Uson, Akihiro Blanco as May-December lovers in 'Mga Alaala Ng Tag-Ulan'

Sexy singer-actress Mocha Uson and TV5's "Artista Academy" finalist Akihiro Blanco are May-December lovers in indie film "Mga Alaala Ng Tag-Ulan," director Ato Bautista's entry to the CineFilipino film festival this June.

Mocha, aged 30, realizes Akihiro is just 17, so she promises to handle him with care.

"It's his first role na mature. It's my first role na konserbatibo pero nasa loob ang kulo kaya challenging," said Mocha Girls' frontwoman.

The coming-of-age film will tackle a poignant story about a young man's first encounter with love, romance, and heartbreak. These stories are told into pieces of poetic and melancholic memories of one man pouring under one rainy night, hence the title.

Akihiro plays the 17-year-old Santi, a college freshman raised in the big city who now has to adjust to a new life in a suburban town in addition to his parents’ marital conflicts at home.

Mocha meanwhile plays Claire, the bookshop assistant who becomes the object of Santi's affection

Direk Ato says the film is partly inspired by the classic "Summer of '42" of which he admits to being a fan.

The 1st CineFilipino Film Festival will take place from June 26 to July 2 at the Araneta Center's Gateway Cineplex and Ali Mall Cinemas as well as at the Newport Cinemas at Resorts World.

[Photo: MJ Marfori, InterAksyon]

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