Movie Spotlight: Siargao

Siargao (2017)

Rated PG: Parental Guidance is Advised

Genre/s: Drama, Romance

Running Time: 104 (1 hour and 44 minutes)

Released on December 25, 2017 (PH Release Date; Limited Release Only)

Presented by Ten17p Films, through Solar Pictures

Writer: Anj Pessumal

Director: Paul Soriano

  • Jericho Rosales as Diego
  • Erich Gonzales as Laura
  • Jasmine Curtis-Smith as Abi
  • Produced by Paul Soriano and Mark Victor

'Tis the season to be jolly! Since it is now Christmas time here in the Philippines as well, that can only mean one thing for our national cinema industry. No, it does not mean we will be having a marathon of a bunch of Christmas movies. Here, we have the annual Metro Manila Film Festival! And that means no Hollywood movies for a couple of weeks, to make way for a little bit of that Filipino cinematic pride. In our latest movie spotlight, although a little late one, Ten17p Films, in partnership with our friends at the appropriately named Solar Pictures, invites you to go surfing under the sun, in one of the most exotic locations in the country, which is ironic considering that this season is anything but warm. Welcome back to Dateline Movies, and this is our spotlight on one of the entries for this particular event, Siargao.

Before we start, we would just like to offer our condolences to those who were affected the NCCC incident in Davao. 36 call center agents were caught in a blaze, a few days before Christmas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected.

What is the movie about?

Rock musician Diego, played by Rosales (Magpahanggang Wakas) returns home to Siargao, in order to confront both the demons of his past, present, and future.

There, he meets vlogger Laura, played by Gonzales (Once a Princess), who came from Manila in order to seriously mend a broken heart, which resulted from her anxieties of a married life.

As Diego and Laura bond, Diego's old flame, up and coming businesswoman Abi, played by Curtis-Smith (I'm Drunk, I Love You), comes back into the fray, and she is longing to revive their long lost love for one another.

With a love triangle bound to happen, Diego must choose between Laura and Abi, in order for him to have his own happily ever after!

And that wraps-up our latest movie spotlight. Also, I just want to express my pleasant surprise to hearing Reese Lansangan, one of the great contemporary OPM artists out there. She deserves more attention. Check her out, you guys! Be sure to also check Siargao out, in cinemas now. Hurry, before time runs out. For more updates on the movie, be sure to check-out their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages by clicking here, here, and here, respectively, and for their official website, here. Stay tuned for more Dateline Movies!


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