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Lady romance novelist Amanda falls into a coma because of a motor accident, and then awakens to write a new novel based on her recurring dreams about a man she falls in love with and a mysterious love song. She awakens to a reality where she is engaged to be married to Louis, her boyfriend of six years with whom she has a long-distance relationship. Amanda then meets Miguel, the singer and recording artist who saved her during her accident, brought her to hospital, and who visited her daily while she was in a three-month coma at the hospital. Amanda instantly falls in love with Miguel for reasons she could not explain, even when she just really met him.  Because Amanda is committed to Louis, she avoids Miguel. Miguel appears on television to promote his recorded single who dedicates his love song to a sleeping woman he hasn’t met. Amanda immediately recognizes the song as the one in her recurring dream. As Amanda secretly pines for Miguel, Louis comes home to her feeling that his relationship with her has turned cold and pointless, and hence, they break up. Lost and alone, Amanda retreats to a remote beach resort to concentrate on finishing her novel. On the brink of giving up, the song in her dreams leads her to a nearby resort where Miguel is slated to perform. She goes to seek out Miguel but misses him by hours as Miguel has left for the city. Amanda returns to her resort and closes her novel with a sad ending. Six months later, Amanda’s novel is published and was presented at a book launch. Miguel shows up at the book launch and he and Amanda get started on a romance story of their own, out of their dreams and into reality.

Visioncapture Media at the HKIFF 2017





Visioncapture Media will be at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival and FilMart from March 13-16, 2017. We will be receiving appointments and inquiries about our current projects at the Philippines booth at the Hong Kong Convention Center, under the auspices of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

LUNA Y SALVACION : Strokes of Genius and Oblivion


ANG AKING JUAN LUNA  (LUNA Y SALVACION)

Synopsis



Juan Luna, one of the greatest Filipino painters wins first prize for his masterpiece El Spoliarium in the world-renowned Exposicion de Bellas Artes in Madrid 1884, at a time when colonial natives were thought to have still lived in trees. Juan Luna amazes the civilized world: its aristocrats, its royalty, and its art connoisseurs. His victory is celebrated by all Filipinos who are fighting for respect and esteem, but blind to racial and colonial disdain. Juan Luna proves for that one shining moment, the colonial native can stand side by side with his master. And yet, many allege that he was deprived the highest “Prize of Honor”only because he was a non-European.



Several years after, 1892, at a brief moment of despair and a horrible jealous fit, Juan Luna shoots and kills his wife, Paz and his mother-in-law Julianna in their Paris apartment. This crime of passion, almost completely eradicates the glory of his achievement in 1884. Ironically, the very same regard to colonial natives, perceived by the European civilized world as savages and unable to control their primal passions, was the key to this great artist’s reprieve and eventual acquittal. Juan Luna, true to his name, was struck by a temporary insanity, that must have been understandable to “Indios” like him.



This film tells the story of Juan Luna through a contemporary fictional character, Salvacion, an overseas Filipino domestic who takes care of Purita, an elderly and frail Spanish-French woman who eventually passes away in her small home in Madrid. On her deathbed, Purita, moved by Salvacion’s devotion to her, gives her caregiver a gift, a rolled up canvas. Upon returning to the Philippines, Salvacion is confronted by financial problems. She realizes that all the hard work and patient suffering she endured in a country that renders her invisible and insignificant are not enough to sustain her own family. When she starts selling some of her possessions, she finds her inherited canvas and unrolls it, and finds that it is a damaged painting -- a portrait of a woman. The edges of the canvas are burned. Not knowing anything about the real value of the painting, she thinks of selling it to whoever might be interested. A neighbor of Salvacion accompanies her to an unscrupulous antique and art appraiser.



Salvacion, ignorant of the real value of paintings, readily accepts an amount a hundred times lower than the actual value of this gift, for it turns out that the painting is a portrait of Juan Luna’s wife, considered lost forever but was mysteriously spared, when Paz’s brother, Trinidad, overcome by grief and indignation over the murder, burns all of Juan Luna’s paintings left in his studio. This portrait’s discovery becomes the celebratory toast to Juan Luna’s greatness among Manila’s elite. And yet, Salvacion is unaware of all this. She lives the life of a Filipino, whose main concerns are simple. With a family that is torn apart by migrant work, she like Juan Luna, is also regarded as a second class citizen in a Europe that extols the value of art, as an index of civilization. And right in her own country, she fails to share the ecstatic celebration of Filipino art lovers, like other Filipinos whose historical and aesthetic awareness are completely dissociated from the class that hails itself as “enlightened.”



The film takes thematic comparisons between a Filipino colonial artist in Europe and a devoted Filipino caregiver/domestic -- both motivated by leaving their home to make good of themselves and their lives in another country; both struggling with a their sense of “value”, how the painter creates it in his art and gives honor and life to a national identity, and how the caregiver fails to recognize it in the face of real need; with both losing that which they truly value.

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IN PRODUCTION, Summer 2017

 
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