Saturday, 23 December 2017

Movie Review: Siargao

Three brokenhearted people are brought together in one breathtaking island, where they experience the greatest adventure of all: giving love a second chance.

Fresh from a breakup caused by her fear of settling down, video blogger Laura (Erich Gonzales) embarks on a solo trip to Siargao hoping to move on and find a new adventure. Here she meets rock singer Diego (Jericho Rosales) who is caught between uncertainties of the future and baggages of the past. This fateful encounter stirs up what local entrepreneur Abi (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) thought were long lost feelings for a long lost love.

Set in the incredibly picturesque Siargao, the film let you explore the island not only with its beautiful landscape but also with the three lead characters looking for the answer in their ordeals. Watching Siargao is like going to this beautiful island itself. With its natural lightning and amazing cinematography, the film let you experience the vibes of the community and brings you to the remarkable spot of the island. The film captures the  rawness and natural brightness of Siargao. The film's cinematography is purely aesthetic and organic.
It's under water cinematography was stunning, as the camera so close to the surfer will take you inside the wave, beneath the falling crest and under the water.

The acting of Jericho Rosales and Jasmin Curtis-Smith matches the rawness of Siargo with its pureness and full of subtle. Just like a breeze that put life in
their role effortlessly. On the other hand Erich Gonzales matches the beauty of Siargao with her gorgeous body that adds color to the film and her character that anchors the full journey of the film. The story and screenplay feels like riding a wave, it was seamless then there were crashes and you need to get up again. It seems like nothing happening and waiting for something to happen and when its there you catch it. Its a different kind of storytelling that you will embrace eventually. I also love the soundtrack that correspond to the aesthetic of the film. The film is not just about surfing, Siargao and island life but also about journey in life, that sometimes you just have to go with the waves, you can't stop it from coming but you  can choose which one to surf.

My Verdict:  4/5


Jericho Rosales, Erich Gonzales, Jasmin Curtis-Smith and Direk Paul Soriano at Siargao Premiere Night

Luke Landrigan and Mica Javier part of the Siargao Cast graces the premiere of their film

Toni Gonzaga graces the press preview of Siargao

Direk Paul Soriano graces the press preview of Siargao

Part of the cast Suzette Ranillo graces the premiere of Siargao

Marjorie Baretto, Julia Baretto and Leon Baretto graces the premiere of Siargao

Brother (Jeremiah Rosales) and Mother of Jericho Rosales graces the premiere of Siargao

Kyle Echarri graces the premiere of Siargao

Dina Bonnevie graces the premiere of Siargao

Writer Anj Pessumal,  Director Paul Soriano and under water cinematograher Gaps Sabuero at the press preview of Siargao

1 comment:

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