a wedding

a wedding

KASAL Official Trailer Cinemalaya 2014 Directors Showcase Featuring "Ikaw at Ako" by Johnoy Danao

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A film by by Joselito Altarejos Screenplay by Zig Dulay & Joselito Altarejos LOGLINE: Kasal is a slice of life drama of a gay couple whose resolve to stay together is challenged as they attend a wedding. It is also is an observation on how a gay couple navigates through the different institutions in Philippine society. SYNOPSIS Paolo is a filmmaker and Sherwin is a lawyer. They have been together for three years. The first year of their relationship have been a bliss until Paolo commits infidelity on their second year. The affair almost ended their relationship. But, the couple has tried hard to patch things up and has decided to move on and be together. Six months after the incident, the couple is still recovering from the incident. On this weekend, Paolo and Sherwin are attending the wedding of the latter’s only sister in Batangas. Wedding, as we all know, symbolizes love and commitment. But for the gay couple, this event will test their relationship once again. On their journey to the province, Sherwin remembers the hurt that the infidelity has caused them. A violent fight ensues. Starting the tension once again. This tension is carried over to Sherwin’s house. Sherwin does not seem to know how to handle Paolo’s presence in their house while Paolo tries to be friendly with everyone. Sherwin sometimes ignores his partner’s presence and even fails to introduce him properly, thus, hurting Paolo’s feelings. Meanwhile, Paolo gets along well with Sherwin’s male cousin making Sherwin feel a pang of jealousy. During the reception, Celia, Sherwin’s mother, surprises her son by announcing that Sherwin has been awarded a scholarship abroad and is leaving soon. Sherwin has kept this matter hidden from Paolo. Feeling betrayed, Paolo erupts. A confrontation follows. Old wounds are revisited. Pain and feeling of betrayal resurface. Sensing trouble, Sherwin’s mother and grandfather mediate and talk to them. Paolo learns from Sherwin’s gandfather the importance of commitment and being patient while cooking “sinaing na tulingan.” While Sherwin learns from his mother the value of loving one’s self despite what other people say or think while awkwardly dancing tango in front of other people. On a rainy Sunday morning, the couple drives back to Manila. They are pensive. They just stare at the rain. Each is lost in his own thoughts. Will the couple survive, yet, another test in their relationship?