You probably know someone who uses dating apps to find hookups, dates, or the love of their loves. That person may be you. Now, there’s a movie about online dating, and you can catch the premiere ahead of everyone else! Swipe will premiere on January 31 at SM Megamall Cinema 7 at 7PM. You can even catch stars Meg Imperial, Maria Isabel Lopez, Alex Medina, Luis Alandy, Gabby Eigenmann, and Mercedes Cabral at the event!
Swipe tells the stories of people whose lives unravel through their discreet activities in a social dating app called Swipe. Gloria, middle-aged and newly single, gets another chance at romance as she finally meets her online lover. Frank, a married executive, gets victimized by a theft by someone he will soon fall for. Janet, who recently moved in, struggles to save her marriage as she recovers from a dark past. Loida, the building’s new security guard, becomes the silent witness as the tenants’ dark sides slowly unravel.
This intriguing dramatic thriller culminates in a shattering climax where deception and paranoia become the common thread to their social media connections.
Watch the trailer below:
The film is directed by Ed Lejano, the award-winning director behind QWERTY, the Grand Jury Prize winner of the 2012 Film Development Council of the Philippines’ Sineng Pambansa. He also directed Seroks, which won Best Cinematography at the 2006 CinemaOne Originals Film Festival. The film Motel, co-directed with Nonoy Dadivas and Chuck Escasa won the 2000 Gawad CCP Special Award). He has also been recognized internationally, as his Melissa Roxas episode of Case Unclosed was a finalist at the 2010 New York Film and Television Festival.
Today, Lejano is the festival director of the QCinema International Film Festival, an annual project of the Quezon City Film Development Commission where he also serves as Executive Director. He is also an associate professor at the UP Film Institute (UPFI), for which he was the former director and currently heads its theater and extension arm, the UP Film Center.
Swipe will be screened in cinemas on February 1, 2017.
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