Laugh, cry, think about your regrets. Think about those times when love just wasn’t at the right place or the right time, when loving someone exalted pain more than happiness, when you were at the receiving end of love but it still didn’t feel quite right. Relive those moments again with I LOVE YOU. THANK YOU.
An award-winning film by acclaimed director and filmmaker Charliebebs Gohetia will be screening in Davao City for the first time on May 11-17 in the Gaisano Mall of Davao cinemas.
I Love You, Thank You, which premiered in Bangkok, Thailand in 2015, finally comes home to Davao City with Gohetia.
“I am happy that finally, Davaoenos will finally see the film after a year it premiered in Bangkok. I want everyone to see the film and to bring it to as many places as possible,” Gohetia said, likening the screening to be a homecoming for him.
“It’s like a homecoming for me because the last time I had my film shown in Gaisano Mall (regular screening) was in 2009 for The Thank you Girls and in 2014 for Kung Giunsa Pagbuhat ang Binisayang Chopsuey in 2014 in the Mindanao Film Festival.”
I Love You, Thank You, which explores the dynamics of unrequited love in relationships, stars Joross Gamboa, Prince Stefan, CJ Reyes, and Thai actor Ae Pattawan. The film, which was released in June 2015, has then reaped several awards and nominations: Winner, Best Indie Musical Scorer, 2016 Star Awards for Movies; Nominee Star Awards for Movies, Indie Movie of the Year, Best New Actor – CJ Reyes, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer, Best Production Designer, Best Sound Engineer.
It has also been screened in various film festivals including the Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Thailand, the World Premieres Film Festival in the Philippines, the Q! Film Festival in Indonesia, and the &Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival in Myanmar. It is also set to be screened in South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in India on May 25-29.
I Love You, Thank You, follows the story of four guys as they struggle through the joys and pains of unrequited love within the colorful backdrop of Indochina.
Paul (Gamboa) is a restless twenty-something, who cannot get his life together. Worse, he’s been holding on to his love towards Red (Stefan), his best friend Ivan’s (Reyes) boyfriend. Looking for a sense of direction, he goes to Siem Reap and meets Tang (Pattawan), who falls in love withhim.
But when Ivan leaves Red without any explanation, Paul finds himself caught between chasing his unrequited love for Red or choosing Tang, the one who is always willing to give him love that he cannot return.
(For screening schedules, tickets and reservations, call Gaisano Mall cinemas at 226-22-44).
SEE YOU AT THE CINEMAS. Here’s a prepaid hug. >o< (Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)